As winter fast approaches and the first frosts arrive, please join us for our last event of the year – our Autumn Open Day.  Taking place on the 6 October, the event will run from 10am until 4pm.

We shall have demonstrations of both steam bending and our CNC machines, showing you how our craftsman create our fine furniture from the prime grade oak that we use.  The tours will be hosted by Simon Burvill, whose extensive knowledge of trees and timber will leave you wanting to learn more.

Another exciting feature at this year’s event will be a ‘behind the scenes’ insight into a four-year project Gaze Burvill has undertaken with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  Called ‘Remembrance and Hope’, Gaze Burvill has created a magnificent Seat to be unveiled at Kew Gardens just three days shy of the 100 year mark since the end of the Great War.  The Seat has been created from the wood of a fallen oak tree, grown at Kew Gardens from an acorn brought back from the battlefield of Verdun, and you will be able to see this work in progress and listen to the story behind the impressive design by Simon Burvill and Charles Dedman.

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We will have mouthwatering tasters cooked on our outdoor kitchens by a Big Green Egg demonstrator chef.  This was a big hit at the Spring Open Day, with tasty morsels and outdoor cooking skills to delight the audience.  These are lovely to enjoy in Gaze Burvill’s charming display garden, designed by Ann-Marie Powell, where you can settle between the wildflower clusters and enjoy the Autumn colours.

Finally, this event will be marking the beginning of our Autumn Sale.  This will include all current stock, new and weathered, and also includes a 10% discount on all orders made before Monday 22 October – so come and have a look and you can grab yourself a bargain.


Please see below Gaze Burvill’s loose schedule for the day.  Visitors are welcome to stop by any time through the day.  There may also be more or less tours depending on their popularity.


10:00 – Doors Open

10:30 – Talk by Charles Dedman, Designer

11:00 –  First tour of workshop and demonstrations

12:00 – Taster demonstrations cooked by Big Green Egg chef

14:00 – Talk by Simon Burvill, Managing Director

14:30 – Second workshop tour and demonstrations

16:00 – End of Open Day


This event will be photographed

Please see the video from our previous Open Day below

To help us know numbers, please call Romilly Burvill on 01420 588801 or drop her an email by clicking the link below.


We look forward to seeing you there!


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