Willow weaving workshop

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

Willow weaving workshop


Friday 11 September 2020: Plant support

Friday 2 October 2020: Flower

Friday 16 October 2020: Heron


10am – 4pm


Meet at the Wakehurst Visitor Centre



£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 hen, plant support, flower 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 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 from local coppice woodlands and willow beds, and is committed to sustainable woodland management. 

Important information

  • Some of the willow creations may be large and will need to be transported home at the end of the day so please make suitable arrangements
  • Please note, lunch is not provided. You may enjoy a packed lunch in our gardens, or buy food from one of our cafés or restaurant
  • Ideally the workshops will be held outside in the gardens but this is dependent on the weather