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Inside Asia's Largest Market For Gardeners

Some of you already know that I live in India. As it turns out, my hometown has the largest open-air market in Asia for plants, aquarium fishes, shrimps, pets like dogs, birds, show pigeons and such.

Thought you guys might like pictures from possibly the biggest collection of tropical plants for sale.

Caution: I am bad at taking pics




  • DurrendalDurrendal IndiaPosts: 62

    These amazing Juniper Bonsais were only about 5 British Pounds eachimageimageimage

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  • DurrendalDurrendal IndiaPosts: 62

    These again, spectacular Bougainvellia Bonsais and other Bonsais were around 5-10 British Poundsimageimageimageimageimage

  • DurrendalDurrendal IndiaPosts: 62

    These Echeverrias and Jades and other Succulents were pretty cheap at about slightly less than 2 British Pounds each (Though, the price could be furthur brought down by negotiations)image

    And then, I got these 4 beauties for less than a Pound total.


  • DurrendalDurrendal IndiaPosts: 62

    Do let me know if you guys liked it or not!

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,331

    That's a wonderfully colourful display of plants and flowers, Durrendal.  We do have people in my town who hire a market stall on a Saturday in Spring, and sell young plants they've grown themselves - mostly vegetables and annual bedding plants - but most specialist plants, trees & shrubs are only sold through garden centres and nurseries.  A lot of us buy fruit bushes and trees on line, too.

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Daisy33Daisy33 LondonPosts: 1,031

    Found myself wishing I was there, Durrendal, the plants were wonderful...something very honest about them. Really got the feeling that they would grow for you in your own garden, something I can never be too certain of with Garden Centre plants. image

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,904


    The plants there look colourful indeed ; different to our current virtually monochromatic country at the moment .

    February is not the best time in England for gardens .


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,446

    Such a lot of colour image   

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    I remember visiting a flower nursery in India ( visited so many I can't remember which,maybe Madurai? ) and they were making garlands. Individual white agapanthus flower buds each wrapped in a single red rose petal. The finished garland was about 10cm thick and long enough to drape round the neck to the waist.

    Stunning and hugely expensive so used for very fancy weddings and temple offerings Each garland took almost a day to complete.

    Wherever we go I always hunt out flower markets.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,904

     Am I mistaken here , or has a large part of this thread been obliterated ; recall commenting on some serious issues last night ; they've all mysteriously vanished .

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