Gaze Burvill has asked award-winning garden designer Butter Wakefield to design its garden display at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show – a very special occasion, as this year marks the 25th RHS Chelsea Flower Show appearance for outdoor furniture and kitchen maker Gaze Burvill. Butter is showcasing their signature elegant outdoor lifestyle in a patchwork of leafy glades, featuring young whitebeam (Sorbus aria Lutescens) trees and yew cubes in her planting scheme. These young ‘anniversary’ oak trees from Deepdale Trees will head to the Courtyard Garden in Hampshire after the Flower Show, to take up permanent residence there.
Also making its first appearance, fresh from the craftsman’s bench, will be Gaze Burvill’s latest commission for the RHS, the ‘Wisley Woodland Seat’. Inspired by the twisting Sweet Chestnuts in the woodland at Wisley’s Battleston Hill, where the first 20 seats will be installed, Simon Burvill has chosen to use the wood from the Sweet Chestnut to make the new designs, and has taken the spiralling characteristic of the the trunk of the Sweet Chestnut to inform the design itself. With no hint of a folksy or rustic association, this unique seat is an undeniably contemporary take on the natural forms of the woodland. It embodies also the powerful blend of modern design technology and traditional craftsmanship which Gaze Burvill has embraced – the company selects sustainably produced wood from carefully managed forests, uses the experience of these 25 years to create well-considered original designs, which go straight into the production process on site.
Visit Gaze Burvill on Stand 333 at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.