The Flower Market Year

Simon Lycett's witty, down-to-earth observations and Michelle Garrett's stunning photographs, taken over the course of a year of very early mornings in Nine Elms, combine to create a unique record of this historic and idiosyncratic market.
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172 pages. Hardcover. Written by Simon Lycett. Published by Pimpernel Press.

The New Covent Garden Flower Market plays an integral part in Simon Lycett's life as a florist and has done for the last 25 years. Originally opened in London's Covent Garden in 1670, the Market moved to Nine Elms in Vauxhall in November 1974 and became known as the New Covent Garden Flower Market. Now, after more than 40 years, it is moving again, to a new purpose-built site in Nine Elms.

The Flower Market Year includes images of many beautiful arrangements of seasonal flowers and foliage sourced from the Market, as well as practical, step-by-step descriptions of floral decoration for each month.

About the Authors: Simon Lycett has been a florist for over three decades, during which time he has created floral displays for every imaginable occasion, including several royal weddings and many A-list celebrity birthdays. Simon, alongside Maurice Harris and our very own Elizabeth Cronin, co-hosts the floristry competition series, Full Bloom, which aired two seasons on HBO Max. Michelle Garrett is an award-winning photographer who specialises in gardens, plants, food and travel. She has photographed the gardens of Villandry and Heligan.