Australia’s largest fresh flower market

September 3, 2014 at 10:37 am

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Sydney Flower Market is Australia’s largest flower market for fresh cut flowers. After a recent visit I felt inspired to share my experience and provide some tips that may help you in planning your own visit.If you’re looking to head along to the Sydney Flower Market you’ll need to be prepared for an early start, with doors opening at  5am. The best time to get there is 7.30am, and no later then 8.00am. This will give you plenty of time to walk through the Markets and get an idea of; price, variety and seasonality of the flowers.

The Sydney Markets complex is easily accessible from Flemington station, or via Parramatta Rd. Upon arrival navigation through to the Sydney Flower Market may seem daunting given the enormity of the complex. The best way to overcome this is either look for the warehouse with the pink flags, or follow the path of abounded flowers.

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The variety of flowers on offer is overwhelming and are significantly cheaper than buying them at a florist. On my visit I scored an awesome bargain with a bunch of orange and red carnations ($7.00), and a gorgeous Lotus Seed Pod ($3.00). Potted plants and florist supplies such as ribbon, wrap, foam and other sundries are also sold.

For the full experience of the markets walk a couple of laps to get an idea of whats on offer and what each stall is charging. After the flower markets head down to the Growers Market to grab some fruit for breakfast before heading home.

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Where: 250/318 Parramatta Rd, Homebush West, 2140

When: Monday – Saturday (5am-11am)