Luis da Silva


With 15 years’ experience in floristry, Luis da Silva is course director at McQueens Flower School, and also plays a key role on the events team, designing displays for Vanity Fair’s Oscars party, and Cannes Film Festival. He qualified at Capel Manor, then worked for some of the top florists in the UK, namely Moyses Stevens, Rob Van Helden, Detta Phillips and Angel Flowers. Luis is responsible for the in-house flower displays at Claridge’s.

Luis de Silva's Edits
  • Classic lilies

    October 9, 2013

    ...It’s easy to pop some white lilies in a vase and claim you’ve done a spot of ‘flower arranging’. But how do you give a basic bunch of flowers a contemporary twist in less time than it takes to...

  • Artful amaryllis

    October 6, 2013

    ...Looking for an original, contemporary centrepiece? We sought inspiration from our friend Luis da Silva of award-winning florists McQueens, who showed us how to create a strikingly lovely botanical scu...

  • Roses and red dogwood

    October 3, 2013

    ...Luis da Silva, senior florist and tutor at award-winning London florists McQueens, showed us how to create a contemporary arrangement using roses and red dogwood – perfect for a coffee table, desk ...


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