Geraniums at the Door: Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell

As well as our own Chelsea Flower Show-inspired projects this week, we are absolutely loving the many, wonderful displays that have been created in celebration of this iconic event, including the fabulous display created by our friends over at Geraniums at the Door. The iconic entrance of The Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell (a gorgeous, boutique hotel, with […]

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 […]

Introducing Botanical by Samuel Zeller

Featuring over 100 photographs taken in cities across Europe, Botanical by Samuel Zeller is the latest publication from our east London neighbours, Hoxton Mini Press. His photographs reveal a rare serenity found at the heart of some of Europe’s most popular locations. Shot in botanical gardens in Paris, Geneva, Edinburgh, Prague and many more, these […]

Wander: The New Fragrance From Miller Harris

We are delighted to have collaborated with Miller Harris, one of our favourite perfume brands, for the launch of their exquisite new fragrance Wander. Established in 2000, Miller Harris has an enviable reputation for quality, innovation, and distinctive fragrances, and their latest collection does not disappoint. Wander is one of the brand-new Miller Harris trio, Forage, compiled by ingredients […]

How it’s Done: A Colour-Popping Trio of Flowers & Amara Vase Giveaway

We don’t know about you, but we’ve had quite enough of this drizzly weather. But take a quick look at our stock and you’ll find that our flowers are telling quite a different story! As we embark on the last weeks of spring, the shop is transforming with ever more summery varieties including sweet peas, peonies and fluffy heads of hydrangea in truly spectacular hues all the way from hot cerise to deep, indigo blue.

How it’s Done: A Colour-Popping Trio of Flowers & Amara Vase Giveaway

Spotlight: Bee’s Bakery

Avid readers of the blog will know that we are rather fond of flowery recipes, after all, what could be more wonderful than combining two of life’s great pleasures, flowers and food? It’ll come as no surprise that we stopped for a good second look at Bee’s Bakery when one of her truly fabulous, flower-filled […]

How It’s Done: A Sumptuous Urn Design with Smith and Munson Tulips

As the tulip season gradually draws to an end, we are making the most of these delightful, spring blooms. Bidding farewell to a flower until next season is always bittersweet, but perhaps even more so with tulips, as they are just so delightful and such a favourite with us here at McQueens. With their endless array […]

Collaboration with McQueens and Fashion Milliner, Piers Atkinson, for Hunger Magazine

We adore all things fashion here at McQueens. When we were invited to be part of the main Hunger Magazine fashion story in collaboration with fashion milliner Piers Atkinson, we, of course, accepted. Head of events, Emily Mathison, worked together with Piers to fulfil his dream of creating a fabulous Renaissance-style wig with flowers: “Piers had […]

McQueens Featured in Wedding Magazine

We love being featured in Wedding Magazine, it’s a fabulous resource for brides and couples planning their big day, and it was with great pleasure that our florals were featured earlier this spring. The series of ‘red’ wedding designs were created by McQueens events florist, Alison Lythgoe, using a warm palette of reds, pinks and nudes, […]

Spotlight Interview: Brock Elbank

We have been fans of London based photographer Brock Elbank for an age now. He’s best known for creating a striking photo series that focuses on a huge variety of subjects from beards to freckles, fashion to vitiligo, and we’re especially happy to note the recurring theme of flowers in Brock’s portfolio. He began his career […]