West Wales Willows - Willow cuttings and rods for you to grow
The website is now open for pre-orders of living willow cuttings and kits - please see "Shop" above for the dropdown menu.
Living willow will NOT BE SHIPPED until end Nov/early December until end March 2021 ish.
Overseas orders can be made via the website from 23rd November
Our next Open Weekend is 28th and 29th November 2020, 10.00am - 4.00pm.
** 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 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.