Oakleigh Market is a great suburban market right in the heart of Melbourne's South-East. Run by the Rotary Club, it's a regular Sunday destination for locals close-by who wish to get some fresh air and shop among their neighbourhood. Certainly there's more on this wider community to be written, but first an overview of the market.
Run everyday Sunday morning from 8am to 1pm, it is the sort of place that does much to see the local suburb - alongside the bustling cafes and other attractions in surrounding streets - wake up with a vibrant energy and pace.
Alongside auto goods, books and other vintage goods, Oakleigh Market is a real hotspot for plants and flowers. While this writer must confess he is not an authority on gardening, it appears like anyone who lives in Victoria (aka the Garden State) acquires an appreciation of the many flowers over time. Accordingly, whether it is roses, sweet peas or dahlias, it seems certain Oakleigh Market will give any plant fan a good run for their money.
Lastly, it must be mentioned the Market is located in one of the great immigrants communities of Melbourne with a number of fantastic Greek cafes and eateries close by. For those who have a chance to hang around in the suburb for a while and are yet to visit one of these, such an idea could only be a good one.
Oakleigh Market. A great way to spent a Sunday in the heart of an outstanding Melbourne suburb.