A GARDEN designer from Grassington has made a major mark in a competition for one of the country's top flower shows.

Josh Chapman, a former pupil of Ermysted's Grammar School, reached the final three in the Royal Horticultural Society's Young Garden Designer of the Year competition.

When the results were announced he found he had lost out to fellow finalist, Norfolk-based Tamara Bridge, who impressed the judges with her 'Sunset Garden'.

Josh's entry was 'The Perfect Lawn' - a quintessential English garden reinterpreted for an urban setting - at the RHS's Tatton Park Flower Show site near Knutsford.

Josh, 27, is currently studying at the London College of Garden Design and previously worked for his father's company, John Chapman Landscapes, based at Hartlington, near Burnsall.

Josh said: "It's been great seeing the design become an actual garden.

"It features flowering borders, perennials and grasses and a lawn set around a pavilion and water. I am very pleased with how it looks."

The Young Designer competition is to be featured on BBC coverage of the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show on BBC 2 tonight and tomorrow at 7pm.