West Wales Willows - Willow cuttings and rods for you to grow
Established in 2000, West Wales Willows is now owned by Justine & Alan Burgess.
In 2019, we were awarded National Plant Collection status for Salix/Willow by Plant Heritage.
*** We have now finished supplying living willow cuttings, rods and kits. They will be available again in December 2020, with orders being taken from October 2020. Our open weekend for 2020 is 9th, 10th and 11th October. NB At this moment, we do not have stocks of willow rods for weaving ***
Located in Carmarthenshire, West Wales Willows offers online supplies of living cuttings and rods to grow your own willow for basket weaving, short rotation coppicing as fuel for your woodburner, early nectar for bees, ornamental uses and living structures such as arches, domes and tunnels.
We also weave baskets, garden accessories and toys for rabbits and rodents, as well as offering willow weaving workshops.
The climate here is ideal for willow plants - enough moisture (simply called "rain" by some people) all year round, intermingled with periods of glorious sunshine and blue sky, giving the willows what they need to grow into lovely strong rods.
Willow trees ("withies") have for a long time been part of the local flora, as is mirrored in local place names like "Withybush".
Besides being used for baskets of different types, lobster pots were the main product manufactured from withies in this area.