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A place to discover McQueens latest news, interviews, musings and inspiration.
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02 December 2020
Claridge's Christmas Tree Revealed: Design by McQueens Flowers
We are proud to reveal that McQueens Flowers, led by founder Kally Ellis are the designers behind the iconic tree.
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26 November 2020
News: We arrive at John Lewis & Partners Oxford Street
We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with the UK’s most trusted and cherished retailer, John Lewis to bring our floral mastery to its flagship Oxford Street store.
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25 November 2020
Festive Giving: The McQueens Flowers Christmas Gift Guide
We proudly present the McQueens Flowers Christmas Gift Guide - a curated ensemble of gifts for floral enthusiasts and botanical buffs.
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14 November 2020
Meet Our People: Accounts Assistant, Celia Nascimento, London
Take a peek behind the scenes and meet the people behind McQueens Flowers
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10 November 2020
Floral Inspiration: Our Favourite Winter Flowers - Part One
With summer's bounty behind us, a new season of varieties arrives to welcome us into the winter.
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05 November 2020
Revealed: McQueens Christmas Collection
This year's collection draws inspiration from snow-swatched landscapes of Scandinavia, metallic precious elements and the nostalgic ingredients of the season...
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30 October 2020
Meet Our People: Ryan White, Facilities Manager, London
Take a peek behind the scenes and meet the people behind McQueens Flowers
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19 October 2020
October Announcements: Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Shangri-la Hotel
A spectacular, pink-themed installation in support of a very special cause.
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16 October 2020
Meet Our People: Max Jones, Sales Executive, London
Take a peek behind the scenes and meet the people of McQueens Flowers.
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07 October 2020
Announcing: McQueens Flowers Arriving in Mayfair
We're excited to announce the imminent opening of our floral emporium in the heart of London’s West End.
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23 September 2020
Presenting: Autumn at Dalloway Terrace
McQueens Flowers transforms one of London's best-loved terraces.
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08 September 2020
Introducing: The Party Collection
We are delighted present an event-worthy party collection for the home - choose from three glorious colour-themes.
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23 July 2020
An Ode to: Sunflowers
McQueens Flowers florist and Graduate in Plant Science pays homage to sunshine flower.
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08 July 2020
McQueens Flower School: New Workshops
Delve into our creative programme of half and one day floral workshops.
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17 June 2020
Team Picks: Our Favourite British Flowers
Discover which seasonal stems have made the cut!
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15 June 2020
Garden-style Wedding Flowers: with Gina Hardy
Garden-style bouquets with Head of Events, Gina Hardy.
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11 June 2020
Celebrating: British Flowers
'Tis the season to celebrate beautiful, blooming British flowers!
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07 June 2020
McQueens Flower School: Reopening
We are delighted to be welcoming back smaller classes in August.
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30 May 2020
Scholarship: Announcement
We have extended the application deadline for this incredible floral opportunity.
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15 May 2020
RHS Chelsea Flower Show: One Year On
Reminiscing on our 2019 RHS Chelsea debut - and how we've continued to support the bees!
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06 May 2020
Seasonal Favourite: Peonies
The peony reigns supreme as the darling bud of May. Feast your eyes on our favourite varieties.
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27 March 2020
Spotlight On: Rowan Spray
We catch up with botanical photographer Rowan Spray and find out all about her influences including a childhood Narnia...
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20 March 2020
Ask the experts: Flower care tips from the experts
Our florists share their tricks of the trade for longer-lasting flowers, reviving plants and special concoctions.
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19 March 2020
In Season: Spring Favourites
We welcome the spring equinox by celebrating some of our favourites of the season.
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19 March 2020
Seasonal Favourite: Blossom
It's that special time of year when blossom fever sweeps McQueens Flowers.
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17 March 2020
Our Flower Family: Mother's Day Special
McQueens Flowers, rising star Hamish reminisces on special floral moments with his mother.
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13 March 2020
Gift Guide: Mother's Day
A beautifully diverse offering to match every recipient.
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09 March 2020
Spotlight On: The Dalloway Terrace
The McQueens Flowers Event team creates a spring greenhouse-inspired display for the iconic terrace.
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28 February 2020
Meet the team: Head of Events - Gina Hardy
To coincide with Internation Women's Day - we're delighted to introduce you to one of our many McQueens heroes.
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26 February 2020
McQueens Flower School: Spring Workshops
Celebrate the new blossoming season with a workshop.
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25 February 2020
McQueens Flower School x: Carlota Flower Lab
McQueens Flower School returns to Mexico to host a pop-up workshop alongside Carlota Flower Lab.
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24 February 2020
Seasonal Favourites: Tulips
An ode to the tulip and its numerous, enchanting varieties.
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09 February 2020
Flower Family: Meeting the Growers of Italy and France
Thanks to Hoek Flowers we meet our growers in Italy and France!
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07 February 2020
McQueens Flower School: One Day Installation Workshop
Discover why our new installation one-day workshop is such a coveted experience.
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06 February 2020
Where to buy: McQueens Flowers this Valentine's Day
There are no less than five places you can buy your McQueens Valentine's gift from!
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13 January 2020
McQueens Flowers Feature: NET SUSTAIN Campaign
NET-A-PORTER reveal the next phase of their sustainable campaign.
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08 January 2020
McQueens Flower School: announces exclusive workshop
This February, we have a very special opportunity for flower fans...
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09 December 2019
Spotted: Where to see McQueens' Festive Displays
Each year McQueens Flowers has the honour of decking the halls of some of London's most iconic establishments...
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03 December 2019
Spotlight on: A Midsummer Wedding
We reminisce on a fairytale summer wedding with McQueens' Groom, Paul Oldfield.
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21 November 2019
Meet: Our Chocolatier Partner
Find out which artisanal chocolate you can now add to your festive orders...
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18 November 2019
Revealed: McQueens Christmas Gift Collection
The most wonderful time of the year calls for the most exquisite floral gifts.
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01 November 2019
Spotlight On: Dutz Collection
DutZ have been one of our favourite glassware specialists for many years - we discover more about the intricate craft.
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28 October 2019
Autumn Installation: At Claridge's
Find out why this seasonal installation we created for Claridge's has an extra special meaning...
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25 October 2019
Festive Wreath Workshops: Evening Classes
For the very first time, McQueens Flower School presents limited evening Christmas Wreath workshops.
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07 October 2019
McQueens Awarded: Positive Luxury Butterfly Mark
We are delighted to announce McQueens Flowers has received recognition in making a measurable impact and commitment to sustainability.
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18 September 2019
In Season: McQueen's Autumn Favourites
As the autumn equinox approaches, we celebrate some of our favourite flowers, vines and foliage of the new season.
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09 September 2019
Interview with: Alison Lithgoe
McQueens Creative Lead, Alison Lithgoe divulges all about the incredible installation concept for LAPADA Antiques and Art Fair.
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04 September 2019
Back: To (Flower) School
Discover why autumn is the perfect time to join McQueens Flower School
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28 August 2019
New: September Bouquets
Meet our new collection of designs to celebrate the last of summer and arrival of autumn.
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15 August 2019
Spotlight On: Tregothnan Estate
Meet Tregothnan - a botanical Cornish paradise and the inspiration behind our new Truro bouquet.
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08 August 2019
Our Guide to: Graduation Gifts
Find out the meanings behind flowers to make your gift even more significant.
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25 July 2019
Spotlight On: Event Planner, Rebecca Gardner
A sensational New York wedding brief sparked a wonderful collaboration with event planner, Rebecca Gardner.
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16 July 2019
Peony: A Fond Goodbye
As the peony season comes to an end we bid a fond farewell to one of our favourite flowers.
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05 July 2019
Gowns and Flowers: Wedding Trends
Kate Halfpenny, wedding dress designer to the stars and Kally Ellis, founder of McQueens Flowers divulge their trends and tips for 2019.
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03 July 2019
Negroni Themed: Table Scape
Discover how McQueens Events created florals inspired by the classic cocktail.
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18 June 2019
How to make a flower crown: inspired by Midsummer
As Midsummer approaches, we celebrate with a festive flower crown tutorial alongside our friends at Moomin!
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07 June 2019
Spotlight On: Creative Perfumer, Julie Pluchet
We meet the Creative Perfumer behind the fragrance of our new Miller Harris Candle Collection.
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03 June 2019
Birthday Celebrations With: Beast Magazine
McQueens Flower School are cover stars for the birthday issue as we celebrate turning 21 - coinciding with the 1st anniversary of the East London magazine.
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30 May 2019
News: Miller Harris x McQueens Flowers
A first look at our candle collection with London perfumers, Miller Harris.
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23 May 2019
McQueens Flower School: Venice Biennale
Our talented school team travelled to the world-renowned exhibition to create a floral art piece for the Courtauld.
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17 May 2019
RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Meet Dr David Lawson
As the world-famous flower show approaches, we sit down for a chat with collaborator, Dr David Lawson.
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09 May 2019
Chelsea Flower Show: Marcus Wareing x McQueens Flowers
We sit down with the world-famous chef to discover more about his botanical menu.
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09 May 2019
News: Meet our new charity partners
We're delighted to be supporting the British Beekeeping Association.
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09 May 2019
News: McQueens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
We reveal plans for two installations at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which highlight the importance of bee conservation.
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07 May 2019
A Passion for Flowers: HyeWon Lee
We spoke to HyeWon Lee about her love of flowers and her excitement for the launch of her one day workshop in Seoul.
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01 May 2019
Rachel Warne: Tulips For The Home and Garden
We spoke to London based photographer, Rachel Warne about her stunning new book dedicated to the glory of tulips.
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30 April 2019
One Day Masterclass: The Peninsula New York
Join us for champagne, canapés and a magnificent celebratory workshop indulging in the wonderful world of flowers on or June 01st
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16 April 2019
McQueens Style: Easter Wreaths
We extol our love for wreath design with some seasonal ideas.
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05 April 2019
Staff Picks: Mimosa, marigold and guelder rose
McQueens Florist Gosia shares her love of spring flowers.
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04 April 2019
McQueens Korea: An International Adventure
We are very excited to announce an exciting international expansion of the McQueens brand
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02 April 2019
News: McQueens Flower School goes on tour
McQueens Flower School Principal, Sophie Powell will be joining Villa des Fleurs in Kuwait to host a programme of workshops.
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28 March 2019
Halfpenny London: A Romantic Installation
A collaboration with Halfpenny London for the launch of their latest collection of exquisite bridal gowns.
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28 March 2019
New: Spring Bouquets
With the arrival of a beautiful new online platform, we celebrate with a collection of new bouquets.
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25 March 2019
McQueens: Our Evolution
We share the next chapter in the McQueens story.
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22 March 2019
Gift Ideas: Mother's Day
Celebrate this special tradition with glorious floral gift ideas.
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13 February 2019
Spotlight On: Emily Frances Barrett
We speak to artist and jewellery designer, Emily Frances Barrett about the floral inspiration behind her evocative work.
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11 February 2019
The Ultimate Love Match: Miller Harris x McQueens
A union between flowers and scent create the ultimate beguiling pairing this Valentine's Day.
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06 February 2019
Valentine's: Top Romantic Flowers
The McQueens team reveal their ultimate romantic flowers in the run-up to Valentine's.
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04 February 2019
New: Spring Workshops
McQueens Flower School reveal five new spring-infused workshops to celebrate the season.
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30 January 2019
News: from McQueens Flower School
We are delighted to announce that McQueens Flower School has been awarded ASIC Accreditation.
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02 January 2019
Year in Review: McQueens Flower School
We reflect on the incredible moments our tutors and students created in 2018 and look forward to a new year.
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18 December 2018
Spotlight On: Seedlip
We love to keep our eyes peeled for new and exciting innovators, and one that’s had our attention for much of 2018 is Seedlip.
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01 November 2018
Spotlight On: Moomins
McQueens founder and Moomins super-fan, Kally Ellis sits down with Sophia Jansson, Creative Director of the Finnish brand.
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29 October 2018
Talent: At McQueens
We’re very fortunate here at McQueens to be bursting at the seams with dedicated and inspiring creatives - meet three of our rising stars.
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