West Wales Willows - "From Field to Form"
Living willow cuttings, kits and a range of baskets and workshops.
** 3/3/21 We are still open and sending out mail order, local deliveries and offering click and collect **
The website is now open for orders of living willow cuttings and kits - please see "Shop" above for the dropdown menu.
Living willow will be shipped from now until approx end March 2021. NB Overseas orders will not be considered until November 2021 while we wait for the dust to settle and new regulations to be clarified.
** Sorry, we do not currently supply dry willow rods for weaving **
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.
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 offer a wide range of 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.