General information
Frequently asked questions about The Linden Market

Find general information and frequently asked questions about The Linden Market #marketinthepark. With our next market coming up Saturday 7 April, we hope that this answers any of your questions. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Come and join us for a lovely autumn day in the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Bring your friends and family! Furry friends welcome…

Market Dates and Times

The Linden Market takes place every quarter. Located in the heart of the The Botanical Gardens of Emmarentia, Johannesburg. We follow the seasons to bring you something unique and keep things fresh with every market. Please see our market dates for 2018.

TLM Autumn Edition Saturday 7 April (9am – 4pm)

TLM Winter Edition Saturday 30 June (9am – 4pm)

TLM Spring Edition Saturday 29 September (9am – 4pm)

TLM Christmas Edition Saturday 1 December (9am – 4pm)

Secure Parking

There are parking bays at The Botanical Gardens and the Roosevelt High cricket field across the road from the market entrance. (Thomas Bowler Street.)

We have an agreement with Roosevelt High for secure parking for our market goers. Parking is charged at R10 per car. We urge our guests to make use of this offering to ensure the safety of their vehicles. We do not have control over the cars parked on the side walk and is a risk to car theft and break-ins.

Market Entrance Fee

Adult: R20  I  Pensioners: R10   I  Kids under 12: Free

The Linden Market takes pride in offering a well curated, authentic experience. Your entrance fee goes towards infrastructure for the market, venue hire, staff salaries, security, musicians, sound, all suppliers like cleaners, helpers and municipal fees. It also helps to create a platform for young entrepreneurs and local makers to showcase and sell their products in a beautiful outdoor environment. We thank you for your ongoing support.


The Linden Market takes place in the heart of The Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia.

45 Thomas Bowler Street, Emmarentia
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2195


Dogs Welcome

At The Linden Market we welcome furry friends. We love seeing happy dogs and owners bonding on a Saturday out in the gardens. It is compulsory for all dogs to be on a leash and owners to clean up after their dogs. Please ensure that you have a poop scoop on hand and let’s make it a pleasant experience for all visiting the market.

Vendor Application Process

All applications are done on our website application page. Applications are processed by a panel of curators. Please take note of the application cut-off dates as no applications will be considered late.

Vendor Set-up Procedure

The Linden Market venue only has one entrance and one exit for vendor set-up. To reduce the flow of traffic we have divided set up times into 3 phases. We fill the venue from the back so that we can clear all vehicles for the next phase to set up. If you miss your set up time you will not be granted permission to enter the venue with your car.

Phase A 6:00am  Phase B 6:30  Phase C 7:00

Once you have offloaded your stock your car must be moved to the parking area immediately. No cars are allowed to be parked inside the venue as this poses a safety risk with an emergency evacuation.

How We Choose Our Vendors

This is one of the most difficult parts of the market. We support local entrepreneurs and makers that produce or manufacture their own goods. Our mission is to expose local talent, preserve artisanal traditions, swap malls for markets, all while showcasing our beautiful suburb. When choosing our vendors, we consider the quality and uniqueness of the products, price and also the look of the stall as part of our criteria. We give priority to makers in surrounding areas. To keep things fresh, we rotate vendors for different markets so that we don’t always have the same things available at every market.

Vendor Criteria

Our decision is based on various factors including but not limited to the following criteria:



  • Similar products at the market – we receive many applications across the various categories and we can only pick a few from each of them.  Having too many of the same products is not good for anyone’s business.
  • Suitability of your product to our market. This is based on:
    • The style as well as look and feel we envision for the market.  We have a very distinct style we want to uphold.  As this is very subjective, we rely on our curators to help us with this.
    • Target audience of the market – we study market trends and know our client base and we pick vendors based on this.
  • Preference to local or locally sourced goods/products.  Although be do allow imported goods, we prefer keeping it local.
  • Overexposure of your brand.
  • Price point, quality, uniqueness, recent trends, handmade or not, etc. are furthermore just a few of the things we look at when deciding on our vendors.

These criteria may not all apply to your product, so please don’t be disheartened.  

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Venue Electricty

Electricity is very limited at the venue. Stalls that require electricity will have to provide their own alternative solutions. Food vendors should make use of gas. Generators are allowed however this is off-putting to customers because of the noise and fumes.

Vendor Fees

General 3 x 3m stall – R1000

Deli 3 x 3m stall – R1250

Food 3 x 3m Stall – R1250

Alcohol 3 x 3m Stall – R2500


Saturday 7 April

Botanical Gardens Emmarentia

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