May 18 2017
Celebrity garden designer Diarmuid Gavin will be bringing his green-fingered wit and wisdom to Galway next month for a one-man show at the Town Hall Theatre where he will explore the world of gardening, with stories of the Chelsea Flower Show, where he has exhibited nine times, winning the Gold Medal in 2011 for his Irish Sky Garden.
Ahead of his trip west, Gavin shot the breeze with me over an amiable half hour or so, beginning with his recollection of how he was first drawn to gardening; “As a kid I always liked the outdoors; I liked the freedom of being outside. We lived near Bushy Park in Rathfarnham which had woodland and a lake, it was the ancestral home of George Bernard Shaw’s family.
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