Discover the Garden Oven

Our aim is to design and create a wood fired oven that can be used and enjoyed by anyone who has a passion for cooking outdoors.
Established in North Warnborough, Hampshire in 2000 by Jay and Juliet Larson.
The Garden Oven Company started out by Jay tinkering in his shed trying to come up with an idea for an oven to use in the garden. It has grown to a company that has ovens situated in gardens all over the UK and others in Europe and the USA.
Jay does all the designing and technical things, while Juliet cooks and experiments with recipes when she has any spare time.

Cooking with wood

Discover the traditional taste of wood fired cooking in our versatile ovens: Smoke, bake, grill, roast, barbeque and cook a wide range of dishes from pizza to fish, bread to a full Sunday roast dinner! Not only will the oven help you prepare wonderful dishes, it will also create a warm atmosphere on a chilly evening. It can become a spare oven for your Christmas dinner.
What can i cook with my oven?

Kids making pizza

Features of a garden oven

  • Built with heavy gauge stainless and mild steel
  • Fully lined with refractory brick
  • Hardwood handles stay cool
  • High temperature paint protects the oven for years
  • Maximum temperature 500°C
  • Fire is controlled with air vent and chimney damper

Assembly of your garden oven

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Assembling your Garden Oven is easy. We package the oven in a pallet box which is delivered to your doorstep on the arranged day. The few tools you need are included. You supply the hard surface to site the oven on…

First the stand is assembled and levelled with the adjustable feet. Two people then easily set the oven on the stand. The firebricks are then slotted in place and finally the doors are hung.

From start to finish, it usually takes less than an hour and you are ready to cook.

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do site the oven on a hard surface
  • Do use dry seasoned hard wood for best results
  • Do Not use the oven indoors
  • Do keep children and pets away from the hot oven
  • Do use only suitable firelighters or newspaper for lighting the fire
  • Do Not leave a hot oven unattended


The oven will reach its ideal temperature in 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the quality of wood and the temperature that is required. For pizza, we recommend 400 C, which typically takes 45 minutes.
Yes, all our ovens are weather resistant and can be left outside. For long periods of time, the oven should be covered.
Yes, just make sure it is strong enough to support the weight (Around 100 kg for the Model 1).

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