Diarmuid Gavin is an internationally renowned garden designer. Educated at Dublin’s Botanic Gardens, he holds an honorary doctorate from Nottingham Trent University.
After twice winning the Royal Dublin Society Gold medal for garden design during the nineties, he displayed at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 1995 and 1996. His modern vibrant city garden in 1996 led to a career in television where he developed an individual style in contemporary garden design.
In 2004 the BBC made a five hour documentary series, Diarmuid’s Big Adventure following him planning and creating a garden which has subsequently developed an audience for his work in many foreign territories. 2011 saw Diarmuid return to Chelsea with his ambitious Garden In the Sky design being awarded Gold. The following year saw the unveiling of his Magical Tower Garden, a scaffolding structure containing gardens on 7 levels, one on top of the other. This year he returns to Chelsea with the Harrods British Eccentrics Garden.
He lectures extensively around the world, is the author of 11 garden design books and writes two weekly gardening columns for newspapers. His 12th book, How to Design Your Own Garden, will be published in September 2016.
In a new venture with Harrods, he is delighted to lead a team of gardens and designers as Creative Director of Harrods Gardens Service.
He is married to Justine and has a daughter Eppie and lives in Co. Wicklow.