How to Improve Your Flower Photography in 5 Simple Steps

From the untamed beauty of wild blooms through to those most exquisitely cultivated varieties, the beauty of flowers is hard to surpass. And yet, for such a photogenic subject, flowers can prove deceptively challenging to photograph — especially when you’re relying on a smartphone (which let’s face it, is often the case). From lighting to angles, […]

We Are Hiring: Events Manager

We are looking for an experienced Events Manager with a passion for flowers and an exceptional eye for floral design to join our busy events team here at our HQ in Bethnal Green. This exciting opportunity includes floristry as well as client facing, customer service, and in-house management. The successful candidate will meet clients, design events, […]

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 […]

A Look Inside The New Annabel’s

Strolling through Berkeley Square, one might be forgiven for passing the new Annabel’s without a second glance. The four-storey grey Grade One listed townhouse exterior reveals little of its secrets, save for a discreet polished nameplate and a suspiciously fabulous iron archway. For those who make it through the front door, however, a different story […]

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 […]

Spotlight: Bluebell Biscuiterie

From her workshop in Henley-on-Thames, Celia Smith and her team at Bluebell Biscuiterie create the most gorgeous handmade biscuits for special occasions and unique, edible gifts. From iced unicorns and fruit salads to wedding dresses, seasonal flowers and more, their sweet treats are the icing on the cake (or should we say biscuit!) for many […]

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