Party Classic: Ye Ole Candelabra

We love creating flowers for parties and the options for dressing a dining table are endless. Candelabra makes for an impactful option that is a tried and tested design – a firm favourite with us, and a fantastic solution for numerous occasions. Candelabra are a classic statement that works particularly well in large ballroom areas with high ceilings […]

We Are Looking For New Talent

We are expanding and are looking for new talent! Success is all about the team at McQueens and we always go that extra mile to make sure our work looks stunning. We are recruiting for an exceptionally talented, experienced, creative and committed senior florist to join our team based at our Bethnal Green HQ. We […]

Summertime at Claridge’s Hotel

The summer season is in full swing at Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair this week, with a gorgeous garden flower theme to welcome guests to the landmark hotel. Lilac, white and blue are the order of the day with masses of statuesque delphinium, clouds of hydrangea and an abundance of allium, all beautifully arranged throughout the hotel. The […]

Abel & Cole: Win a Magnificent Mixed Box!

We’re celebrating summertime with our friends at Abel & Cole, the farm-to-front-door delivery pioneers and purveyors of the finest and tastiest fresh, organic food. Abel & Cole have been extolling the benefits of your five a day (or more) since 1988, so you know they’re streets ahead of the pack. They have successfully married sustainability […]

Ask McQueens: How Can I Change Career to Floristry?

Changing career rarely comes without its risks, and that includes a move into the world of floristry. For many, the dream of pretty flowers and Pinterest-perfect wedding displays swiftly melts away with the reality of early mornings, irregular starts, and grubby fingernails! If you have however, decided that it’s the career for you then read […]

Spotlight: Ayumi Takahashi

New York-based artist, Ayumi Takahashi, has a remarkable talent for creating bold images that positively brim with colour, character and depth. Born in China, raised in Japan and educated in the US and London, Ayumi is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a keen traveller with a passion for history, language, culture and people. Her distinctive portraits of women subtly […]

Trending: Floral Watercolour Tattoos

Summer has arrived and with it, a multitude of glorious flower varieties – but they won’t all be fading with the passing of the season! Floral watercolour tattoos are in vogue and taking the internet by storm with Insta-famous tattooists like Seoul-based @zihee_tattoo and Ukrainian artist paving the way with their botanical designs. From […]


Cornflower are having their moment today on the blog; they’re the perfect dainty summertime specimen that we adore here at McQueens. Centaurea cyanus (to give them their botanical name) certainly packs a punch considering its size and it’s hard to find anyone that isn’t beguiled by their beauty. They certainly instigate the loudest squeal in the workroom when […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Isla Middleton

Having just graduated with a degree in textile design, Isla Middleton is rapidly carving herself a successful path in the industry with her exquisite, botanical-inspired linocut patterns and prints. Surrounded by nature from an early age, Isla’s designs reflect the rustic colours and beauty of the English countryside and the floral varieties that can be found […]