Willow weaving workshop

Join our fun workshop and weave your own beautiful willow plant support.

Willow weaving workshop

Date

12 July 2019

Time

10am – 4pm

Location

Meet at the Wakehurst Visitor Centre

Price

£89

Wakehurst and Kew members: £80.10

Parking and refreshments of tea, coffee and cake are included

Adults only/18+

SOLD OUT

Join us to discover the secrets of the rural art of willow weaving.

Create a beautiful willow plant support that will add a wonderful sculptural element to your garden.

Based on traditional woven salmon traps, these lovely supports will be made from willow coppiced on site at Wakehurst. They are perfect for sweet peas, runner beans and any other plants that need support as they climb and grow.

About the workshop leader

Dominic Parrette is a Sussex-based basket maker, willow grower and teacher, specialising 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

  • The plant supports can be up to 6ft in height which you will need to transport home on the day.
  • 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 workshop will be held outside in the gardens but this is dependent on the weather.