Come and have a tour of our Chair Orchard


We’ll be starting tours again next April 2021 on the 3rd Saturday of each month for three months.

If there is sufficient interest, we may add further dates/ times.

There’ll be a morning tour of up to 12 people per tour and an individually prepared lunch.


Group Tour of the Chair Orchard

£75 per person.

2 hours with Alice and Gavin in the Orchard plus lunch and plus pick up from a Wirksworth car park, or Cromford or Derby railway stations on request.

Cost includes:

  • Tour of Furniture Orchard with Gavin & Alice Munro
  • Learning more about the process, history of plus the wildlife & ecological aspects of growing furniture
  • Individually cooked meal (please specify any allergies at time of booking)
  • Photo opportunity in a Grown Chair
  • Transport to & from the Furniture Orchard from a specified Wirksworth car park – pickup from Cromford or Derby Railway station on request. Masks may need to be worn during this transportation.
  • 20% discount on books & prints

For the Group tour Click through below to our Eventbrite pages and pay there:

April Tour – Saturday 17th April 2021

May Tour – Saturday 15th May 2021

June Tour – Saturday 19th June 2021


Private Tour of the Chair Orchard

£250 for up to 4 people.

A personal  2-3 hour  introduction to the Chair Orchard with Alice, Gavin and Lina-the-whippet if you like (or not if you’re not keen on dogs)

 Pick up from Cromford or Derby railway stations or local transport point on request.









Come visit us in glorious Wirksworth, the historic market town known as “the Gem of the Peak”.

Situated near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Derwent Valley, this is an area steeped in history, and surrounded by beautiful countryside.

While we’d love to have everyone to visit the Furniture Orchard for free all the time, we need to take time to actually get a little bit of chair growing done.

We have selected a few dates in which paying guests can explore the ideas & ethos of grown furniture, plus see chairs growing, & even get to sit in a grown chair! We may add new dates, but these first 36 tickets are so far all the tours that are currently planned.

We have based the tours on the new social distancing guidelines, but should the Covid 19 situation change significantly from this time (Sept 2020), we may make changes to these, or have to postpone or reschedule.

Additional information


Group Tour – Click the red event links above, Private Tour