Willow weaving workshops

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

Willow weaving workshop


Friday 6 October 2023 - Willow Hen Sculpture


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

Adults only/18+


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.

    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.