Chiswick Flower Market opening Sunday 6 September
Sunday 6 September 2020 sees the opening of Chiswick Flower Market, the first new flower market in London in 150 years. Co-director Karen Liebreich shares her ambitions for the market.
The brainchild of Ollie Saunders, from a public meeting at George IV pub in February, a team of volunteers who live in Chiswick has come together (a couple of surveyors, an engineer, an accountant, an events manager, a lawyer and a couple of designers) to work on developing the market from the initial idea scribbled on the back of an envelope to a reality.
Ollie, Karen Liebreich, director of Abundance London and Bridget Osborne, editor of The Chiswick Calendar, are co-directors of the Chiswick Flower Market Community Interest Company. The team has been working with Hounslow Council to sort out the licencing and traffic management requirements, and talking to traders both locally and from further afield to produce a market which will offer a range of plants – cut flowers, garden plants and houseplants .
All the Flower Market team live locally and are giving their time and expertise for free. If you live in Chiswick and would like to join our merry band to help out on the day, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The market will be in the Old Market Place, outside George IV (all along from the police station at one end to Lea and Saandeman at the other) from 09.30am – 3.00pm on Sunday 6 September and the first Sunday of every month thereafter.