Spring is in and what better way to celebrate this weather than surrounding yourself with nature's beauty. And we did exactly that by making our way to the flower market in Prince Edward on the weekend. Being surrounded by the sweet fragrance of lilies as I type this makes me believe it was the right decision I am just thankful for the warmer weather where everything is in full bloom right now.
This was the first time we (almost) fully explored the market. One side of the market is dedicated to potted plants, both exotic and local. You can find house plants, flowers like orchids, roses, and more, herbs, and even vegetable and fruits. You can buy seeds, small or fully grown plants, there is something for everyone. The other side of the market has the most gorgeous plants in every colour possible. While some are kept in a simple bucket of water some have their own temperature controlled area to keep them fresh longer and longer.
This is also a place where you can find garden supplies like fertilizers, insect repellents, potting soil, tools, pots, garden decor and so much more. While found some shop keepers to be rude, there are many who were welcoming, spoke English and even gave us a discount. We picked up a range of stuff like the huge glass vase (for HKD 30! can you believe it?) on the right and some tool (HKD 25) and plants below. One of the shops are the begening of the market was also selling accessories, clay statues, painting, interesting jewelry boxes (pictured below) and even rugs.
Getting there - The flower market is located on the flower market road. You can take the MTR and get off at Prince Edward on the red line. If you are taking the bus, Mong Kok Police station is one of the stops you can get down at.
The lane next to the market is lined with bars and restaurants. The street across houses another open air shopping markets for all your fashion needs. If you want to make a day out of it you can check out the nearby areas of Sham Shi Po and Mong Kok.
Timings - 9.30 am - 7.30 pm, but many vendors start packing around 7 pm. Some prefer to go earlier in the morning, I personally prefer to go earlier in the evening post 4pm.
Enjoy your trip to the Flower market