Chiswick Flower Market is back
September 2020 saw the first Chiswick Market event launched – the first new flower market in London for 150 years – attracting over 7,000 visitors with many local shops and restaurants attracting record numbers. Since then, high street retailers have struggled during the pandemic as many had to stay closed for most of the year.
The organisers are local residents who volunteer their time to run the market. During 2020 they were able to run three markets in September, November and December. The flower market was chosen by the national High Streets Task Force as an example of how local initiatives run by volunteers can help regenerate the local economy.
With the re-opening on 2nd May, traders will be out selling cut flowers, bedding plants, bulbs for spring planting, dried flowers and bouquets. Well respected nursery owners such as Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants will be among those offering a wide variety of plants.
The Kew Plantsman, specialising in rare and unusual plants will be there as well as a mix of stalls selling Micro foods.
The market will run from 9.30am to 3.00pm in Old Market Place, Chiswick High Road, London W4 2DR. Organisers hope that from May the flower market can take place on the first Sunday of every month throughout the year.
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