Three Festive Bouquets to Welcome the Christmas Season in Style

Much to the delight (and despair) of many, Christmas has officially landed in London. Yes, as light switching-on ceremonies sweep the capital and festive decor pops up with abandon, We’re proud to reveal our own handiwork at that iconic, Mayfair five-star hotel, Claridge’s. As florists, our relationship with Christmas can be something of a love-hate affair. After […]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like ‘Operation Christmas’

To be fair, it has been looking a lot like Christmas for a while. Well, the past three months to be exact, and we’re reaching peak festive frenzy here at McQ HQ right now with boxes of baubles, crate loads of glitter, and a mini mountain of decorative items ranging from gingerbread men (non-edible) to […]

The Power of Red Flowers. Our Top Favourite Varieties

Red is the ubiquitous Christmas colour, a favourite that will be the predominant colour of the festive season for all eternity. And what’s not to love? It’s a luxurious powerful colour and one that has a huge significance above and beyond Christmas. Red is the colour of power, passion, strength,  danger and is the ultimate […]

McQueens Flower School: Christmas Classes 2017

We are delighted to announce that McQueens Flower School is expanding! With the introduction of a new school space at our HQ in Bethnal Green, we are able to offer a full programme of autumn/winter classes and, for the very first time, there will be additional classes to celebrate Christmas the McQueens way. ‘I’m happy […]

Irresistible Ilex

It wouldn’t be right for us to have a flower blog at this time of year and not dedicate at least one post in honour of that perennial Christmas favourite, Ilex. Closely related to holly,  there is an abundance of this berried beauty at a time when several of our favourites just aren’t around. There are countless […]

Schuh at McQueens Flower School

There can be no more Christmassy an activity than immersing yourself in moss, pine and ivy and an evening of Christmas wreath making. The tactile nature of the task and the scent of the festive ingredients can elicit an instantaneous Christmas feeling that can make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So we were […]