Spectacular Scented Stock

Our fleur du jour is glorious delightful stock or Matthiola incana to give it its Latin name. We adore this inconspicuous scruffy garden-like specimen so it’s a pleasure to take a moment to ponder on its beauty. Most people instinctively raise a flower to their nose to sample its natural scent. This can sometimes be […]

Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Your Flowers at Home

There are a lot of weird and wonderful theories out there on how to keep your flowers looking fresh for longer — from spraying them with hairspray to adding sugar, aspirin and even coins to water, everyone has their own peculiar method, and here at McQueens HQ, we’re no exception. While we wouldn’t recommend using hair care […]

Spotlight: Rijnsflowers

Avid readers of the blog will know that we had the pleasure of creating a floral installation for British Vogue at the Regent Street Cinema last month. Widely regarded as the birthplace of British cinema, the venue was transformed for Vogue’s exclusive presentation of 2018 Autumn and Winter trends. The honour of creating the flowers fell to […]

Spotlight: Claire Vero, Founder of Aurelia Skincare

Claire Vero founded the award-winning British brand Aurelia Probiotic Skincare in 2013 following a successful nine-year career at global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. In pursuit of a new challenge, she quit the corporate world to follow her dream of creating a natural yet scientifically proven skincare range. Her products, which are infused with luxurious essential oils […]

McQueens Flower School Heads to Mexico

We are extremely proud and excited to announce a very special collaborative class in Mexico City this autumn with Festival Flores Y Jardines, running from 24 – 28 September 2018. Inspired by The Chelsea Flower Show here in London,  the FYJA festival was the first of its kind in Mexico, held at the Botanical Garden of Bosque […]

Love Blossoms: An Elegant Spring Wedding at Claridge’s

Earlier this year McQueens had the pleasure of creating the beautiful blooms for the marriage of Charlotte and Daniel at St. George’s Chapel in Hanover Square. The touching service was followed by an elegant ballroom reception and dinner at that much-loved Mayfair hotel, Claridge’s. It was with pleasure that we caught up with mother of the […]

Spotlight Interview: Marcin Rusak

Here at McQueens, we work with and provide flowers for many designers and artists who use nature as a medium for expression in their work. We have been delighted to offer recycled flowers to artist Marcin Rusak for use in his work for a number of years. We are inspired by his approach, intrigued by […]

How to Improve Your Flower Photography in 5 Simple Steps

From the untamed beauty of wild blooms through to those most exquisitely cultivated varieties, the beauty of flowers is hard to surpass. And yet, for such a photogenic subject, flowers can prove deceptively challenging to photograph — especially when you’re relying on a smartphone (which let’s face it, is often the case). From lighting to angles, […]

Spotlight: Rockett St George

Today we welcome Jane Rockett and Lucy St. George to the spotlight, founders of the online emporium of homeware with a delightfully quirky style, Rockett St George. Packed with a mix of treasures which inject magic, charm and personality into interiors and homes, their site has become the go-to spot for home fanatics, stylists and […]