A FLORIST from Penarth is set to feature at a world flower show.

Toni Horne of Lilypad Florist in Glebe Street will jet off to Barbados in June to represent Wales to compete in the World Flower Show.

She will do so alongside her friend Sharon Dower with whom she won the silver medal at the Chelsea Florist of the Year awards.

The competition is run by the World Association of Floral Artists (WAFA) which was founded in 1981 for florist to share ideas and trends in flower arranging

The 12the edition of the show takes place between 18-25 June in Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados with theme being “Colours of the World” and will see floral artist come from around the globe to compete.

Ms Horne recently exhibited at the box office of the RHS flower show in Cardiff, the society’s first major outdoor event of the year.

She also provided the arrangement for the entrance to the show in 2016.

Ms Dower, from Swansea, has her own floral arranging business called Dower Flower.

Ms Horne said she is delighted to be taking part in this competition.

She said: “My craft has taken me to so many places.

“I am not sure it will top Chelsea but it is certainly right up there.

“To be able to create something from the heart that gives pleasure to others is amazing.

“I am excited to meet so many other floral artists from all over the world and see their creations.

“I feel so blessed to have a career that I love.

“To be able to represent Wales is an honour.”

Ms Horne will also soon be starting three classes at her shop on May 15 which include introduction to floristry, an intermediate class and a fun with flowers class.