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From interiors to home improvements, gardens and gadgets, the award-winning Ideal Home Show Scotland is packed with home solutions, celebrity guest appearances and iconic show houses to offer a unique one stop shopping experience across all areas of the home.
The show is running at the SECC in Glasgow, and green-fingered gardener Diarmuid Gavin will be on hand to offer tips and advice for garden improvements. Diarmuid recently won a top prize at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show for his Avatar-inspired Irish Sky Garden. He told The Hour:
“It was a little bit of Ireland hovering above SW1 in London. It flew above the Chelsea Flower Show covered in green turf. Inside it were beautiful flowers and down below was a really lush verdant green landscape, so it was all about telling people to come to Ireland because it’s a great place.
“I saw the movie Avatar and saw these amazing floating islands and I’m not mad into science fiction but I did feel a little piece of grief that I could never be there. Then I came across this restaurant in the sky where they hoist people up on a rig to have dinner over major cities in the world, and I thought if they can hoist people up to have dinner then they can hoist people up to look over Chelsea.”
Diarmuid has appeared in several BBC gardening shows including Home Front, Planet Patio and Art of the Garden, and he has also presented The Chelsea Flower Show and BBC Gardener of the Year. The talented Irishman has also written six books on garden design and has his own gardening company, Diarmuid Gavin Designs, which was founded in 2004. He said:
“We garden all round the globe so in winter we might be in Durban in South Africa making gardens there or sorting something in the south of France, so it’s all go all the time. We’ve also gardened in Portobello and out on the coast in Edinburgh.”
The Ideal Home Show Scotland will be running at the SECC in Glasgow from Friday May 27 until Monday May 30. Diarmuid will be on hand at the show to offer advice and tips for your garden at the How To Theatre, along with a host of other experts. For more information see the website.