Images above: Chiswick Flower Market; photographs Anna Kunst
The Chiswick Flower Market team is using this period of enforced hibernation to do a bit of planning.
The organisers (of whom The Chiswick Calendar’s editor is one) intend to continue to operate the market on the first Sunday of every month during 2021 – as soon as we can legally, once lockdown restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so.
The Flower Market met its 2020 goals – to set up a ‘Columbia Rd of west London’, to bring a much-needed increase in footfall to Chiswick High Road, and to bring local residents and businesses together in a collaborative way. Tick. Tick. Tick.
Image above: Fuller’s horses at the first Chiswick Flower Market in September 2020; photographs Frank Noon
We plan to continue to operate in Old Market Place and Devonshire Road. The market has no plans to offer food or drink stalls, but we do plan to bring more specialist traders to the market and to continue to prioritise businesses who have strong sustainability credentials.
We will make some noise about the markets to attract people in to Chiswick, once it’s safe to do so, and we’re looking forward to creating special themed markets, for example for Easter Sunday and Christmas. Maybe some horticulturally themed events … maybe a bit of live music. The world is our Osteospermum once this blasted pandemic is on the way out.
Hang in there. Colour and fun WILL return.
If you would like to read the Chiswick Flower Market review of the first three months’ pilot, you can find it here.
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