Diarmuid Gavin is an award-winning garden designer and broadcaster known for his distinctive and contemporary designs. After studying amenity horticulture at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin in Dublin, he established his own garden design business. 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 caused quite a stir, and led to a career in television where he developed an individual style in contemporary garden design. Diarmuid has worked for all the main broadcasters on both radio and television in the UK and Ireland. For 8 years, his main programme, Homefront, was broadcast by the BBC, and he has also been presenter and garden designer on other programmes. He is the author of numerous books on gardening and garden design. His latest is Gardening Together, with Paul Smyth. Diarmuid is an advocate for encouraging children to learn about gardening and growing food.