West Wales Willows - Helyg Gorllewin Cymru. ******************************************************************* We are open for the National Garden Scheme on Saturday June 22nd 2024. Come and visit the willow fields and our willow weaving studio. Details here:

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

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.

LIVING WILLOW CUTTINGS - Available to pre-order late 2024

Grown in Wales on our willow farm without pesticides

LIVING WILLOW KITS - Available to pre-order late 2024

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

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 - Helyg Gorllewin Cymru

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.