Where do you get interplay of amazing natural colors, rich floral fragrance, great outdoor ambiance, and great great variety? Well…these are just some of the characteristics of outdoor flower markets. Here are some of the best outdoor flower markets in the world. If not to enjoy some affordable flower buys, these markets are fantastic places for those who love to indulge in travel.
Marché Aux Fleurs - Paris France
At Le Marché aux Fleurs, you will find an impressive variety of flowers, plants and trees. The unique market is a favorite for floral artists with flowers for different seasons as well as floristry accessories. For more than 200 years now since the establishment of Marché Aux Fleurs, the market has not only been part of the Parisian great history but still remains an inspiration to florists, both professionals and DIY enthusiasts. Marché Aux Fleurs is also an awesome tourism site in the city of Paris.
Cuenca Flower Market - Cuenca Ecuador
Cuenca is a monumental city in Ecuador with rich history spanning back to the Spanish colonial era. The city boasts more than 50 cathedrals. The flower market stands out exceptionally, with an imposing aesthetic backdrop of the great Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción. Vendors at dozens of stands offer quivering orchids, arum lilies, and giant roses.
Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam The Netherlands
Located in Amsterdam, on Singel between Muntplein and Koningsplein in the city's southern canal belt, Bloemenmarkt is the world’s only floating flower market. The market includes 15 florists and garden shops as well as a range of souvenir gifts.
Campo de Fiori, Rome Italy
Campo de’ Fiori is one of Rome’s most attractive sites; rightfully translating to "field of flowers". The mornings at Campo de Fiori are all about the colorful and richly scented world of floral trade while it transforms into a vibrant nightlife spot in the evenings. The name was first given during the Middle Ages when the area was literally a meadow teeming with wildflowers and vegetable.
Adderley Street Flower Market, Cape Town South Africa
The Adderley street flower market in the heart of cape town is a favorite place for both locals and tourists. The market sitting on Trafalgar Place has been in existence for more than 150 years, and easily stands out as the biggest of its kind in the continent. The flower sellers' busiest day of the year is without a doubt Valentine's Day, when the market is filled with bunches of roses – red, pink, yellow and even blue. On that day, carnations, proteas, tulips, poppies and sweet peas take a back seat.
Phool Mandi, New Delhi India
Regarded as the most magnificent flower market in Asia, Phool Mandi sells a wide variety of flowers… from lilies, tuberoses and chrysanthemums, to the popular orange marigold flower. Flower vendors here open their colorful stalls as soon as the sun rises and by 9am are wrapped up for the day.
Pak Khlong Talat, Bangkok Thailand
Pak Khlong Talat or Bangkok Flower market is located south of the famous Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) in a location that is among some of the best of Bangkok’s tourism areas. It is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok with many types of popular flowers including roses, orchids, lilies and much more. Most of the flowers are sold in bunches of 50 or 100 flowers at very affordable prices.
Caojiadu, Shanghai China
Considered as Shanghai's best wholesale flower and plant market, Caojiadu is a large indoor multistory building with flowers and plants on the first floor and gifts and fake flowers on the second. Here prices for the plants and cut flowers largely depend on its uniqueness and size; but to get the best bargains it is always better to buy in bulk.
Dangwa Flower Market, Manila The Philippines
Dangwa Flower Market, also known as the Bulaklakan ng Maynila (Flower Market of Manila), is a fresh flower market in the Sampaloc area of Manila, in the Philippines. The market is composed of several small individually-owned stalls and street vendors selling flowers wholesale and retail 50 to 100 percent cheaper than Metro Manila’s flower shops.
Flemington Flower Market, Sydney Australia
This is a favorite spot for floral designers from and around the Sydney area. You will find them here in the wee hours of the morning buying and selling their various floral products. You’ll be amazed by the array of flowers. The market operates every morning and closed on Sundays. It is open officially from 5-11am, but it is advisable to come in early because most of the best stuff is already picked up by 6.30am.