Flora London

Motocmb Street Party

In June,  we had the great pleasure to be in England at the beginning (Porstmouth, Dover) of our recent trip, and at the end, in London.  Everywhere were street celebrations of the Queen’s 90th birthday.  This one in our old neighborhood was scheduled for the day we departed.

 London fence railings

London through the fence

London was en fete with many more flowers than our last visit.  Probably due to the month – June – the height of “The Season” and the general festive mood…..three days before Brexit.

Number 11

On a bright breezy Sunday we walked to our old neighborhood to check out the front door color.  When we moved in,  #11 was red; we changed it to dark green but, as you see, it is a dignified black now.  There used to be a big tree too.


 Deer in Stones

 Faux boxwood

Sadly down the street towards Wilton Crescent, these days the neighbors favor  deer in stone gardens  and plastic boxwood.  We saw lots of that – it is really a peculiar shade of green.

 The Flower Lounge Window

 florist philosphy

 Inside the Flower Lounge

Around the corner on West Halkin Street is Neill Strain Floral Couture – new to me and closed on a Sunday.  Check out the website for some gorgeous flowers www.neillstrain.com.

Claridges designs


McQueens Flower Shop, Bethnal Green, is the hub of a high end design shop and school which supplies flowers to an impressive list of clients.  These gorgeous hydrangeas, orchids and roses graced the lobby of Claridge’s Hotel.  Check out their website too:  mcqueens.co.uk.  Both these florists have floriferous blogs!


About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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2 Responses to Flora London

  1. Alexandra says:

    Plastic boxwoods and no tree?! What is happening to the neighborhood? 🙂

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