Gaze Burvill scoop Best Tradestand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Simon Burvill and garden designer Butter Wakefield have accepted the Best Tradestand award from RHS President Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt, OBE, DL at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on behalf of luxury outdoor furniture designer and maker Gaze Burvill.
Gaze Burvill first exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 25 years ago. In the first year of business, there was one seat to display within small space on the perimeter of the show. Fast forward to May 2018 and Gaze Burvill have taken prime position on Main Avenue – equivalent to Pall Mall or Mayfair on a Monopoly board – and the collection of furniture has grown to an offering of seats and benches, lounging, dining and outdoor kitchens.
This year, Gaze Burvill asked the garden designer Butter Wakefield to provide a setting which reflected on the company history whilst keeping the brand central in the conversations of today’s garden designs. Butter focused on creating an inviting and elegant space which allowed the oak furniture to take pride of place and positioned each of the iconic pieces in a series of outdoor rooms.
The result speaks for itself. The Gaze Burvill stand (#333) has a front border full of planting that doesn’t look out of place in the main show gardens. There are touches of magic lovingly placed all over the stand, from the oak signage crafted from the same prime, Grade A sustainably sourced oak used in the furniture and kitchens, to the full bloom wildflower meadow on the roof of the staff area.
The focal point of the stand is a stunning circular Broadwalk table with a matching combination of seats and benches, combined with cushions in an elegant colour palette of greens and greys, and dressed with Butter’s own selection of tableware.
Gaze Burvill are delighted to be in many other gardens at this years show including the Gold Medal winning show garden ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ designed by Mark Gregory, the Gold Medal winning ‘Seedlip garden’ designed by Catherine Macdonald, in Raymond Blanc’s private hospitality in Jardin Blanc and the trade stands of Horatio’s Garden, Wallgarden, Brian Alabaster and Chesneys.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show is open until Saturday 26th May with over 350 trade stands on display.