Why I Chose McQueens Flower School

It is an honour and a wonderful privilege to share our passion for flowers with students around the world and to impart our considerable knowledge that has been gathered over the two decades that McQueens Flower School has been in existence.  Our vocational courses run central to the curriculum at McQueens Flower School, and many of our […]

Spotlight: Founder of ALSO Home, Anna Schmidt

We were first introduced to Anna earlier this year and immediately fell for her enthusiasm for all things home and interiors. The founder of independent online homeware brand, ALSO Home, Anna has just celebrated 10 years in the business and we recently had the pleasure of collaborating on a dining-scene photoshoot with a selection of […]

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 of the Hour: Vanda Orchid

Today we are extolling the exotic delights of the vanda orchid. Resplendent and highly prized, orchids enjoy a special status within the wonderful world of flowers. A category all of their own, these exotic blooms are adored and admired around the world, and have been throughout history. The Victorians became obsessed with orchids and there […]

#IBA18: McQueens The Blog Nominated For ‘Best Company Blog’ Award

We are over the moon to announce that our lovely blog has been nominated for an Amara Interior Blogging Award for the second year in a row! We are, as you can imagine, absolutely thrilled as avid readers will know, we simply adore all things flowers and home. Thank you so much to all of our lovely […]

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 […]

McQueens Collaborate With The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

We’re delighted to announce that we’re partnering with LAPADA, the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers, again this year for their 2018 Art and Antiques Fair taking place in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, 14 – 19 September and we have a pair of tickets to giveaway. This year the theme is Dutch Masters and we will be […]

Flower of the Hour: Scabious

A quintessential summer favourite, scabious (or scabiosa) is a McQueens staple for the sunnier months. This delicate beauty from the honeysuckle family is hard to resist and will be used in abundance throughout all McQueens departments (except perhaps the contracts team). As stunning as scabious is for gifts, parties and as a wedding flower, they […]

Spotlight: Maya Njie Perfumes

One of the many joys of working with flowers is the incredible and endless array of scents that arise throughout the year, marking the start and end of the season as distinctly as the changing weather. Scent has the magical ability to unearth memories of the past and the nostalgia of seasons before, a sensory encounter […]