Gardener in flower show competition

A Northumberland gardener is one of six people battling it out for a chance to design a feature at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge is a new competition series for BBC Two that will give one amateur designer the chance to win the biggest prize in gardening.

And Sean Murray, from Ashington, is one of the lucky six battling it out for the top prize.

Occupational therapist and nurse Sean, 51, is completely self-taught with no formal garden training, and he recently passed his NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) demonstrators test.

Mentored by Joe Swift (Gardener’s World), the designers have just four days and a limited budget to build show gardens in different styles.

The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge will broadcast on BBC Two in May.