Sydney Flower Markets
As previously mentioned, flowers make me happy. I'm not a florist or anything but I do love to travel and pick up my blooms for the office and home from Sydney Flower Markets. They often make a sneaky appearance in my photographs, like these David Austin roses and Peonies or as the centre of attention, like these tips I shared on taking care of our summer favourites.Its become a monthly (sometimes fortnightly!) morning pleasure/happy place and I guess it's become a little obvious because I've surprisingly received alot of messages and emails with questions about it. So, I thought I would dedicate a post to answer them for you and anyone else wondering.
Sydney Flower MarketMonday - Saturday, 5am-11am
It's Australia's largest flower market for fresh cut flowers and the growers that sell here supply to florists all over Sydney, regional NSW and ACT, the great news is that it's also open to the general public - great for everyday flower lovers like you and I to grab a bargain! I would suggest going on a Saturday morning, there's no entry fee and you can make a day out of it for the weekend.
In regards to prices, it depends on what you're looking for. Here's some examples of what I've picked up from the markets - half a dozen of david austin roses for $1, a bunch of gardenias for $1, hyacinths for $1-$4, a bunch of hydrangeas for $4, a bunch of calla lilies for $5, a bunch of sunflowers for $5, half a dozen peonies for $10. I guess now all you need to do is compare them to your local florist, set your alarm and visit Sydney Flower Markets armed with your basket! Good luck!
P.S.Wear shoes. x Photo and handwriting illustration: Aubrey Daquinag for The Love Assembly