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Willow Weavers and Growers based in a small valley, halfway up a mountain in Wales. Willow Workshops Also Available

***NOTICE: 22/2/24 Our phone lines have been damaged in the recent winds and BT are estimating 7 day to repair. We have requested a divert but if you don't get a response when calling, please do e-mail. As it's a busy time of year with the willow harvest, please allow 1-2 working days for a response. Thank you for your patience at this time. Justine & Alan

Living Willow Cuttings - Now available to order

Grown in Wales on our willow farm without pesticides

LIVING WILLOW KITS - Now available to order

Domes, Tepees, Fedges, Arches, Tunnels and Arbors. Fedge = hedge and fence combined!

View our range of Willow Workshops - available to book

Taught by Justine Burgess. Available in Carmarthen, Myddfai, Llandysul and on our Willow Farm in Gwernogle SA32 7SA. Private Workshops also available.

Justine Burgess Baskets at West Wales Willows

Hand woven willow baskets made with our own willow

We also make Fire side Bellows: Burgess Fire Bellows

Traditional handmade fire side bellows using Welsh Ash, Scottish Elm and English Oak

 

 

West Wales Willows - Willow Workshops and Living Willow

Justine Burgess at West Wales Willows - Willow Baskets and Items

 

                                                ** Sorry, we do not currently supply dry willow rods for weaving **

 

Welcome to our world of willow! 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.

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