Diarmuid's Gavin a laugh if he thinks he will win at Chelsea
Diamuid Gavin returns to Chelsea the year after his Avatar themed garden won him a gold medal last year but despite his adventurous plans for his seven story garden, William Hill do not expect him to walk away with the grand prize of best in show.
The ‘bad-boy' of gardening has been made 14/1 to win the prestigious honour, the same price as ‘A Celebration of Caravanning' designed by Jo Thompson. It is some way behind the current leaders in the betting market, which is very popular every year in the build up to the show. Sarah Price's ‘Daily Telegraph Garden' is the early front runner at 7/2 just ahead of the ‘Brewin Dolphin Garden' from Cleve West.
"There are a number of diverse entries this year, as there are every year, but as is often the case, we think Diarmuid's design will polarise opinion so much that it will struggle to win the top prize of Best in Show," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Chelsea Flower Show:
7/2 The Daily Telegraph Garden designed by Sarah Price
4/1 The Brewin Dolphin Garden designed by Cleve West
9/2 Quiet Time: DMZ Forbidden Garden designed by Jihae Hwang
11/2 The Homebase Garden designed by Joe Swift
7/1 Furzey Gardens designed by Chris Beardshaw
7/1 The M & G Garden designed by Andy Sturgeon
9/1 The Ripple Effect by World Vision designed by Flemons Warland Design Ltd
10/1 The Laurent Perrier Bicentenary Garden designed by Arne Maynard
14/1 A celebration of Carravanning designed by Jo Thompson
14/1 The Pyramid Garden designed by Diamuid Gavin
20/1 The Arthritis Research UK Garden designed by Tom Hoblyn
25/1 Trailfinders Australian Garden presented by Fleming's