Willow weaving workshops

Join one of our fun willow weaving workshops to create your own beautiful willow structure.

Willow weaving workshop


Friday 24 May 2024 - Plant support

Friday 7 June 2024 - Hare

Friday 19th July 2024 - Pod


10.30am – 4.30pm


Meet at the Wakehurst Visitor Centre car park



£80 for Wakehurst and Kew members

Includes day entry to gardens and car parking

Join us to discover the secrets of the traditional art of willow weaving and create your own willow structure.

Choose one of our workshops to weave either a beautiful willow hare, plant support, plant structure or heron.

These lovely forms will be made from willow coppiced on site here at Wakehurst.

Workshop leader Dominic Parrette, a Sussex-based basket maker and willow grower, will guide you through the willow weaving process to help you produce a stunning willow hare structure that will look great in your garden.

Dominic specialises in traditional frame baskets, organically woven willow forms, and beautiful strong plant supports.

He sources willow, sweet chestnut and hazel form local coppice woodlands and willow beds, and is committed to sustainable woodland management.

If willow weaving is your thing, why not check out our willow deer making workshop?

Important information about this event

Know somebody who would love this workshop?

Gift them a place by making a booking, then email wakehurst@kew.org with your reference number, to receive a gift certificate.

Willow weaving workshop

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