Specials Betting Television By Jon Ivan-Duke

Chelsea Set to Toast Champagne Garden

It is the Chelsea Flower Show next week and William Hill have been bowled over with bets, with over 50% of wagers on the Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, which is now Even-Money favourite to win the ‘Best Show Garden’.

Initially, William Hill offered odds of 4/1 on the Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, but a wave of money has forced the bookies to prune the odds.

“We’re taking money from gardening fans up and down the country and the Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden is very popular,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “It seems that horticulturalists like a punt as much as the rest of us. The shears are out and we’ve lopped the price of the favourite landing this year’s Best Show Garden.”

Chelsea Flower Show – Best Show Garden: EVENS The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, 8/1 Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden, 10/1 The Brewin Dolphin Garden, 10/1 The M&G Garden – The Retreat, 10/1 The Telegraph Garden, 14/1 Sentebale – Hope In Vulnerability, 16/1 Royal Bank Of Canada Garden, 16/1 The Homebase Garden, 20/1 The Living Legacy Garden, 20/1 The Viking Ocean Cruises Garden, 25/1 Cloudy Bay Garden, 25/1 L’Occitane: A Perfumer’s Garden In Grasse, 25/1 The Hidden Beauty Of Kranji, 25/1 The Time In Between, 33/1 The Beauty Of Islam