From a 3am rearranging of the iconic Blue Peter Garden with Primal Scream to being commissioned by the National Trust to rearrange one of its grand estates, Diarmuid has seen and done it all!
Most recently, Diarmuid has been commissioned to design a commemorative garden in Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough to mark the coronation of King Charles III later this year. He also fronts Channel 5 series ‘Filthy Garden: SOS’, which sees the transformation of Britain's most disastrous gardens. He has previously fronted BBC Two’s ‘Gardening with Diarmuid Gavin’ and presented alongside Nicki Chapman on ‘The Great Gardening Challenge’ for Channel 5. His show ‘Homefront’ was broadcast on the BBC for eight years...read more
Outside garden television, he has appeared on BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, ‘The Weakest Link’, ‘Mastermind’, Masterchef, ‘Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’, ‘Celebrity Come Dine With Me’, and ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’. Diarmuid has written 10 books on garden design, including 2 co-authored with Sir Terence Conran, and published an autobiography.
Accolades include winning the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Documentary series for ‘Diarmuid’s Pony Kids’ and Documentary Series of the Year for ‘Blood of The Irish’, and twice winning the Royal Dublin Society Gold Medal for Garden Design.