Emily Frances Barrett

We have always attracted artists who admire flowers to McQueens. Whether it’s teaching students in our school, or working with creatives who study flowers for illustration, art, design or photography, we love meeting those who are passionate about capturing flowers in art, and it’s always a delight to discover more about their work. Emily Frances […]

The Ultimate Love Match – McQueens and Miller Harris

Regular readers of the McQueens blog will know that we’re not just obsessed with the beauty of flowers, but also their powerful scents. From the sweetness of a garden rose to the heady aroma of jasmine, our sense of smell can transport us to another place. This is why we’re delighted to have teamed up […]

Our Favourite Romantic Flowers

It might not surprise you to find out that here at McQueens HQ every single one of us is a self-confessed flower fanatic. As the seasons change so do our affections, and we can’t help but get excited about the return of certain varieties. At this time of year as Valentine’s approaches, we go particularly […]

New – McQueens Flower School Announces Spring Workshops

Although we love the magical elements of winter – the crisp mornings, cosy evenings, not to mention the arrival of some of our all time favourite flowers such as the anemone and ranunculus – we can’t help but feel a slight tinge of excitement as the very first signs of spring appear. Right now, sweet […]

McQueens Flower School Achieves Accreditation

Having spent the last year working towards this achievement, we are delighted to announce that McQueens Flower School have been awarded ASIC Accreditation, to say we’re over the moon is an understatement. Read on to find out what this exciting development means for our future students… Who are ASIC? ASIC is an independent, government-approved accreditation […]

The McQueens Valentine’s Bouquet Collection 2019

Let’s face it, the winter months need some serious brightening up and Valentine’s Day is a ruby red beacon of love and happiness. Gone is the myth that it’s a couples-only occasion – spread the sunshine and show your VIPs how much you really care. This year’s McQueens Valentine’s bouquet collection conveys a spectrum of […]

Pantone Colour of the Year – Living Coral

For 20 years, Pantone has created a universal standard to simplify the complex and beguiling language of colour. This indispensable guide for designers, brands and manufacturers helps us to order, plan, communicate and create with colour consistency. Pantone has now grown from an industry focused organisation used by artists and graphic designers to become a ubiquitous […]

Spotlight on: artist Maude Smith of Maude Made

Every so often we discover a creative whose originality stops us in our tracks. Through the cosmic power of Instagram, we came across the truly ethereal decorative work of Maude Smith of Maude Made and Maude Smith. Numerous in her skills, from dressmaking to ceramics, it was her illustrated tiles that caught our eye, featuring […]

McQueens Flower School 2019

2018 was a thrilling year for McQueens Flower School. Kicking off with our 20th anniversary, it set the tone for an exciting 12 months ahead. We delighted in welcoming students from all over the world on to our extensive programme of courses, our tutors went on tour extolling their love of floral designs with workshops […]