Gaze Burvill RHS Chelsea Preview in aid of Woodland Heritage & Horatio’s Garden

Luxury outdoor furniture brand Gaze Burvill will be hosting their 7th annual RHS Chelsea Preview event featuring leading garden designers presenting their show gardens.

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Hosted at their base in Hampshire, the 2024 Gaze Burvill RHS Chelsea Preview takes place on the 19th-20th of April featuring panel discussions exploring the emerging trends at the upcoming 2024 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the designers’ plans for their show gardens, sustainable garden design and the importance of outdoor space for both wellbeing and the environment.

  • On Friday, 19 April, the panel discussion will be hosted by Tony Kirkham, MBE VMH, former Head of Arboretum, Gardens and Horticulture Services at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kirkham will be accompanied by panellists Ann-Marie Powell, Will Dutch and Tin Tin Azure-Marxen of Dutch Landscape Architects. All ticket sales from this day will go to Woodland Heritage, a charity dedicated to creating a UK more self-sufficient in timber grown in healthy, well-managed woodlands that benefit people and wildlife.
    • For 2024, garden designer Ann Marie Powell is collaborating with Blue Diamond Garden Centres and the National Trust on the Octavia Hill show garden paying homage to Octavia Hill the visionary co-founder of the National Trust – emphasising her belief in the significance of green spaces and gardens in enriching the lives of all.
    • Designed by Will Dutch & Tin Tin Azure-Marxen, the Pulp Friction Growing Skills Garden is an inclusive setting that will challenge perceptions of what people with learning disabilities and autism can achieve.
  • On Saturday, 20 April, the panel discussion will be hosted by Matthew Pottage, Curator of RHS Garden Wisley and contributor to Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time. Matthew will be joined by panellists Harry Holding, Sophie Parmenter and Dido Milne from CSK Architects. All ticket sales from this day will go to Horatio’s Garden. A charity that creates and lovingly cares for beautiful, accessible gardens in NHS spinal injury centres across the UK.
    • Harry Holding is working with Sulivan’s Primary school on the ‘No Adults Allowed‘ garden, which is the first garden designed by children, for children – featuring a joyful exploration through a fantastical landscape where they can explore the magic of lush woodland, bountiful meadows and a wetland with heightened colour and oversized bog plants.
    • Using innovative and sustainable plants and materials, Sophie Parmenter & Dido Milne are designing the National Autistic Society Garden which explores an autistic person’s experience, particularly the use of a strategy called ‘masking’. The term masking describes how autistic people consciously or unconsciously hide their autistic characteristics, in order to fit in and feel more accepted.

Attendees will also be guided through the Gaze Burvill workshop where the craftsmen and experts will explain their work, design and process of making their outdoor furniture and kitchens.

For all the details of the event, tickets and booking, we refer you to the Gaze Burvill website.