Flower of the Hour: Strelitzia

Strelitzia, commonly known as Bird of Paradise on account of its fabulous beak-shaped head, is a large, tropical perennial native to South America. It makes a striking cut flower, instantly recognisable by its radiant crown of bright orange petals, streaked with a vivid violet-blue hue. “Strelitzia always fascinate flower shop visitors,’ explains McQueens social media […]

Meet the Team: Andrea Bassoli

Flowers? It’s in the blood says McQ’s talented Italian designer Andrea Bassoli. Born in northern Italy, Andrea has worked at McQueens for 6 years. A man of many talents, he is a senior florist and the McQueens Shop Manager at our HQ in Bethnal Green, as well as a specialist tutor at the McQueens Flower School. […]

The McQueens Flower School 20th Anniversary

We are delighted to herald in a shiny new year with a wonderful celebration, the 20th anniversary of the McQueens Flower School, which we intend to celebrate throughout 2018 with a program of exciting events to mark such a tremendous milestone. It doesn’t seem such a long time ago that McQueens was in party mode, celebrating […]