West Wales Willows - From Field to Basket
Established in 2000, West Wales Willows is now owned by Justine & Alan Burgess.
*** Living Willow cuttings and rods will be available for dispatch from the end of November/December 2019. Our order book will open mid-October ***
**OPEN WEEKEND 2019**
All our willow varieties and our living willow structures are available to view at our Open Weekend 11th - 13th October.
Open 10.00am - 4.00pm each day, just come along. The ground can be uneven and there are slopes in the field. Wellies and waterproofs strongly suggested. Directions on how to find us are here on our contacts page here:
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.