Behind The Scenes at McQueens Flower School

Our New Classes for 2016 begin on Monday 11th January!

The McQueens Flower School attracts students from the UK and all over the world. Here, we provide a unique opportunity to learn the McQueens flower philosophy based on our founding principles; style, simplicity and skill.

The school offers a range of programmes, from vocational courses for professional florists, to one-day courses for enthusiastic beginners and is led by experienced and creative tutors who have a wealth of experience in all areas of flower design.

For more information call 020 7251 5505  or email school@mcqueens.co.uk us with your enquiry.

 

 

The Connaught Christmas Tree 2015

One of the highlights of Christmas this year has been installing the inaugural Connaught Christmas Tree in Mayfair – with decorations designed by top British artist Damien Hirst.

The magnificent specimen stands more than 30 feet tall and stands proud just outside the hotel.  The decorations draw inspiration from the sense of hope derived from the power of science and medicine, one of Hirst’s most enduring themes.

Dressed with over 300 decorations, the variety in these artistic creations has to be seen to be believed. There’s a series of festively reimagined medical instruments, snowmen made up of giant pills, as well as traditional white doves – a symbol of hope, beauty and fragility – and garlands of pink sausages, a playful reflection on traditional Christmas feasting!

‘The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a joyful symbol of hope and love,’ Damien Hirst told us. ‘For the decorations, I wanted to reference some of the amazing things that give us hope in the world today.’

 

 

 

Coq D’Argent – McQueens #BlossomCity

A feast for all the senses, the #BlossomCity initiative will showcase the vibrant colours and flavours of the new season.
Coq D’Argent

From 1st May until 14th June, Coq D’Argent will be collaborating with iconic florists McQueens Florist to create unique terrarium installations based on the Coq d’Argent rooftop garden designs of award-winning Chelsea Flower Show designer, Arabella Lennox-Boyd. The installations will use multiple terrariums to present a variety of miniature versions of the restaurant’s garden, creating imaginary scenes using human figurines, fake food and decorations. Using props originally used for train modelling, the terrariums will seek to reflect Coq d’Argent life from weddings and private parties to kitchen service and everyday operation, all on a minute scale.