An ABERGAVENNY florist will take part in the semi-final of the prestigious Florist of the Year competition in Manchester this weekend.
Charlotte Davies, who works for Hilary’s Floral Design, is one of 10 semi-finalists who will showcase their skills at RHS Garden Bridgewater on Sunday April 24 in the hope of reaching this year’s final.
Ms Davies has been a florist for 17 years and has competed in competitions including World Skills and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
In the heat of this year’s pageant, Ms Davies succeeded after creating a hand-tied bouquet, arrangement and body adornment under the theme ‘Inspired by Nature’.
In the semi-finals, Ms Davies will have to create a series of unique and inspiring floral designs on the theme of “Growing Together”. She will have to create three floral patterns under strict competitive conditions, including a surprise pattern the details of which she will only know from day to day.
Five florists will advance to the final, where the overall winner will represent Great Britain and Ireland at the Interflora World Cup in September 2023.
“I love competitive floristry and the idea of competing and representing Britain on the world stage is really exciting,” said Ms Davies. “Competing at the highest level, like the World Cup, and traveling the world demonstrating would be the dream goal.”