Traditional & Contemporary Willow Weaving
Baskets, Living Willow, Sculptures, Garden Features, Demonstrations, Magical Willow Workshops, Courses & Commissions.
We specialise in working with individuals, community, conservation/environment groups and schools to create willow structures that enhance parks, school grounds and gardens. We also work to commission and can create unique and durable living structures for play, shelter or habitat. We teach courses throughout the UK and run a wide range of willow courses at countryside locations for children and adults. We have worked with organisations such as the The Lake District National Park Authority, The National Trust, The Great North Forest, Groundwork Trust, Surestart, Natural England, BTCV, The Environment Agency, The RHS and Horticultural Colleges.
Our Magical Willow Workshops are for children to learn about the natural environment and create faerie garlands, wands, stars and creatures using willow and other materials such as ribbon, leaves, glitter and pine cones.
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Garden and Schools Projects – we have been involved with many award-winning garden projects
PLATT BRIDGE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL 2018/2019/2020 Reading Trees for Classrooms. Woven Willow Trees to inspire literacy
TRENTHAM GARDENS 2015/2019 Willow Weavers in Residence creating Giant Stags, Stars and Globes. created Living willow features for the play area and a Living Willow Dragon beside the lake
TATTON PARK RHS FLOWER SHOW 2015 – Magical Willow Area, Certificate of Merit
TRENTHAM GARDENS 2014 Willow Weavers in Residence
TATTON PARK RHS FLOWER SHOW 2014 Show Feature – Willow Woodland Feature, Certificate of Commendation
HAMPTON COURT RHS FLOWER SHOW 2013 Show Feature – Magical Willow. Certificate of Commendation
TATTON PARK RHS FLOWER SHOW 2013 Show Feature – Magical Willow. Certificate of High Commendation
TATTON PARK RHS FLOWER SHOW 2012 Show Feature – Magical Willow. Certificate of High Commendation
TATTON PARK RHS FLOWER SHOW 2010 Show Feature – Living Willow Sculpture. Commended
HAMPTON COURT RHS FLOWER SHOW 2007 GOLD MEDAL – Department for Education and Skills
The Growing Schools Garden – learning outside the classroom. Designer: Chris Beardshaw
Sponsor: Department for Education and Skills – willow sow and piglets
CHELSEA RHS FLOWER SHOW 2005 GOLD MEDAL – The Cumbrian Fellside Garden. Designers Kim Wilde and Richard Lucas – living willow arbour, willow heartgate, hearts, willow blackbird and willow fencing
WOVEN WILLOW TREES for SCHOOLS
our willow tree sculptures are very popular with schools. We work with as many children as possible to weave a tree that can be used as a WISHING TREE or PRAYER TREE or READING TREE often situated in a classroom to be used to stimulate learning.
We have been working on ‘Living Shade’ projects in Sefton, Houndslow and Cleveland and ‘Britain In Bloom’ projects in Southport, Whitehaven and Hawkshead.
We are happy to facilitate willow projects great and small, for museums, parks, local authorities, landscaping and gardens. Living willow sculpture has become a very popular garden art form that provides both interest for people and habitat for wildlife. Domes, tunnels, arbors & screening can be made using live willow rods.
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