McQueens Flower School Set to Teach In Australia

We are very excited to share the news that McQueens Flower School team will be teaching in Australia this August,  hosted by Pearsons School of Floristry based in Sydney. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to share our passion for flowers, collaborate with such a well-regarded school and to share the McQueens philosophy of style and design with a fabulous new audience. The trip will be a magnificent addition to our international adventures that have taken McQueens Flower School to China, Korea, Dubai, Italy and later this year California. McQueens head teacher Emily Mathison and social media manager Duncan McCabe will be travelling to Australia for the trip and are very excited about the opportunity.

McQueens florists Duncan McCabe and Emily Mathison
McQueens florists Duncan McCabe and Emily Mathison

‘The idea was first discussed via video conference call earlier in the year’ recalls Emily. ‘ We had such a great chat with the team at Pearsons and it was clear from the start that we were all very committed to the idea and were going to make this happen. We all felt like we knew each other from social media, so this is a fantastic opportunity for us to work with such a well-known flower school in Australia and I’m sure we will learn lots from each other. We have a packed five-day course planned that will be very hands-on and practical. We will be working from the basic fundamental aspects of design to much bigger and more complex installations, and sharing lots of our experience from working at McQueens in London. We are very excited to meet the team in Australia and look forward welcoming the students, this will be a wonderful highlight in what has been a busy year for us at McQueens Flower School’

‘Emily and I couldn’t be more excited about the collaboration’ agrees Duncan. ‘I was a flower school teacher for 8 years before becoming social media manager at McQueens so I have a special relationship with the school and work closely with Emily. The world has become so much more connected thanks to social media and this is an amazing opportunity that has been born thanks to the wonders of Instagram and the passion that we share for flowers! I am very excited to have been invited on this trip and looking forward to documenting the adventure!’

A montage of students at Pearsons School of Floristry
Pearsons School of Floristry

Pearsons Florist was established in 1969 and rapidly became a thriving and well-known business in Sydney. Born out of a demand for knowledge about flowers and their style of floristry, Pearsons School of Floristry now complements the brand that is now a third-generation, family run business originally founded by the Pollak family. Over 47 years later Pearsons have five stores across Sydney and a busy school offering a packed curriculum of creative courses for flower lovers, aficionados and those who want to work in the industry.

McQueens at Pearsons School of Floristry Five Day Masterclass

Date: August 14th-18th

Time: 9:30am-4:00pm, each day.

Price: $3000.00 Incl. GST – due at time of enrollment. All materials included.

Location: Pearsons School of Floristry – 50 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

What will you learn:

Day 1: McQueens Signature Bouquet

Day 2: Elaborate Tables

Day 3: Events and Parties

Day 4: Floral Chandeliers

Day 5: The Wishing Tree with on-site installation for a Charity Event at Randwick Racecourse!

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To enrol contact Pearsons School of Floristry

Call Pearsons AU on +61 (0)2 9550 7755

Or email