Why Fragrant Flowers Are So Special

Today, truly fragrant flowers are quite rare and hard to find in the cut flower industry.  Neill explains why and introduces us to his selection of scented blooms for the summer: Roses, Sweet Peas, Freesia, Gardenia, Lilies and Stocks.  He also shares surprising facts and information direct from the growers of these gorgeous scented flowers.

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Landscaping Urban Outdoor Spaces

Creating gorgeous gardens for city-dwellers is a specialty at Neill Strain Floral Couture. Neill explains how he designs everything from roof-gardens to patios to window-boxes for his discerning clients, and shares ideas on how to make the most of your outdoor living spaces. 

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for the love of ORCHIDS

Neill is preparing for the Chelsea Flower Show and the launch of Belgravia in Bloom.  Learn how he selected this year's theme for the boutique's exterior display and an in-store showcase which will feature rare and exotic Orchids with a special focus on Phalaenopsis and Vandas.

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A Wonderful World of Tulips in Belgravia

Tulips are one of Neill's favourite spring flowers.  To explain why, he shares with us his sourcing visits to Holland and how he brings back the most beautiful Tulips to Belgravia.  From inspirations at the famed Keukenhof Gardens to insights from the top breeders, Neill shows us a extraordinary range of Garden and Cut-Tulips, many of which are available at the Belgravia boutique. 

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Houseplants for Health and the Home

Neill Strain offers a wide selection of gorgeous plants at the Belgravia boutique. But not just for their decorative qualities. Neill reveals the incredible value of houseplants in the home or any interior for their natural ability to clean the air and improve your health and well-being. 

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Romance and Roses for Valentine's Day in Belgravia

Romance is in the air at Neill Strain Floral Couture.  The Belgravia boutique is bursting with inspiration for loved ones on Valentine's Day.  Red Roses and seasonal flowers in bouquets and arrangements, all whisper "I love you," from behind the fresh floral gigantic heart that decorates the entrance to the store.  Neill reveals his inspiration for his Valentine's Day 2016 Collection...

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Where to find the best Christmas Trees and Christmas Tree Decorations in Belgravia

In Belgravia, Mayfair and Knightsbridge, where do you look for the perfect Christmas Tree?  And the most gorgeous Christmas Tree decorations?  Look no further!  Neill shares with us how he sources and delivers not only the best Christmas Trees to his clients, but also how he decorates the trees and styles clients homes (in fact, every room in the house!) for the season. 

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Ideas and Inspirations for Luxury Christmas Decorations

Neill has been researching his ideas and inspirations for Christmas 2015 all year long...  In this blog post he shares his personal approach to luxury and sophistication during the festive season with styles ranging from traditional revivals to new trends, from sparkling and playful to Baroque opulence, all showcased or upon demand at the Belgravia boutique, The Flower Lounge.

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The Making Of our Rose Installation

Neill Strain is renowned for the extraordinary installations he creates to decorate the front of his Belgravia boutique on various occasions during the year such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and more.  For the first time, he reveals the techniques and mechanics used to create the recent installation for A Celebration of the Rose with a photographic Step-by-Step of his team at work, from the growing of the Roses in Holland to the final touches of the completed design.

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What A Celebration of the ROSE !

Neill's Celebration of the Rose exhibition at The Flower Lounge was a triumph bringing crowds from Chelsea to Belgravia to admire his bountiful blooms.  Roses of all sorts, sizes and ages, more than 60 varieties were displayed in the boutique but it was the store-front installation with more than 3,000 Roses in a contemporary, geometric design that confirms Neill's panache for the dramatic and theatrical.

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A Celebration of the Rose for the Chelsea Flower Show

For the Chelsea Flower Show 2015, Neill Strain will be hosting "A Celebration of the ROSE" at his Belgravia boutique, The Flower Lounge.  An extraordinary display of old, new and rare Rose, some of which have never been seen in the U.K., will reveal the history of this magnificent flower and many of its secrets.  Neill will show us how the Dutch breeders create new varieties and their techniques to make them longer lasting and more spectacular.  May 18 to 23rd, 10 am to 7 pm. 

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