The Magnificent Charm of Muscari

It is often said that the best things come in small packages; never is this truer than in the fascinating world of flowers. Nature dictates that flowers can be fat, thin, tall, short and each will be admired with awe and respect for its simplicity and beauty – it’s all part of Mother Nature’s miracle. […]

We Are Hiring: Full-Time, Junior Events Administrator

Are you friendly, efficient, tech-savvy and obsessed with flowers? We may just have the perfect job for you. We are recruiting for a full-time, Junior Events Administrator to support our legendary weddings and events team at the McQueens HQ in Bethnal Green. Your Role as Junior Events Administrator Super-efficient and highly organised, you will be supporting our […]

How it’s Done: A Spring Table Flower Display With Potted Plants

After a rather long winter (and more than enough snow for one year, thank you) spring has finally sprung in London and we are positively rejoicing here at McQueens. The shop has exploded with a new and exciting flurry of beautiful, bountiful, scented spring blooms and our latest floral installations are reflecting the new season, […]

Ask McQueens: How Did You Become a Florist?

Here at McQueens, we’re very familiar with the question of how to begin in the industry. Many of our students at the McQueens Flower School are just starting their floral journey or looking to change path and you’d be surprised how often we’re asked about floristry as a career while we’re out and about – […]

Flower Cake Recipe & Book Giveaway: The Natural Baker, Henrietta Inman

We’re huge fans of Henrietta Inman and her incredible talent for using fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, spices, flowers, nuts and seeds, to create truly unique bakes. With her flair for flavours and flowers, Henrietta has created the birthday cakes for many a McQueens birthday party, and we are huge fans of her first book, Clean […]

Our Top 10 Favourite Spring Flowers

Spring is the season for renewal as the days become longer, the evenings a little lighter and new colourful, scented varieties begin to make their way back into the flowers markets – and our floral creations. After a long winter, the explosion of colour and scent is a refreshing change of scene and a very […]

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2018

Our tinsel-town adventure feels like a hazy dream now, having left snowy London behind for our trip to LA. We’ve barely had time to think about it, least of all share the juicy details right here on the blog and it’s hard to imagine that it was two weeks ago. It was back to reality with a […]

Spotlight: Photographer, Paulette Tavormina

Best known for her series, Natura Morta, inspired by 17th century Old Master still life painters, the work of New-York-based photographer, Paulette Tavormina brims with sumptuous detail, atmosphere and intrigue. Her photographs are displayed in museums, corporate and private collections and have been exhibited in France, England, Russia, Italy, and throughout the US. In 2016, she […]

McQueens Flower School Master-Class in Los Angeles

The success of McQueens Flower School is measured by the success of our students, so we were thrilled to accept an invitation from former McQueens student Kate Norris who has recently started a florist business in Los Angeles. Kate studied at McQueens on a four-week vocational course after she decided on a creative change of […]

Spotlight: Hitomi Hosono

Originally from Japan, Hitomi Hosono’s experience is rooted both in Japanese and European traditions. Before settling in the UK, she studied Kutani pottery in Japan and ceramics in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her beautiful and intricate porcelain creations are inspired by leaves and flowers from the garden; each petal, vein, stamen and intricate is noted, carved and […]