Creative Willow

Creative Willow


Hi Ganesh - I finished my chair today - finally! Its in bud.
Hello Ganesh, I thought you might like to see the willow chairs from last weekend planted. Still work to do but it was a great day, thank you
Saw this and thought of you two!
Loved making the willow bird feeder at the Four Fun Fridays event in Andover today!

We create natural Living Willow Structures: domes, tunnels, arbours, fedges in schools, communities

We are environmental teachers and work with schools and communities throughout the UK creating natural living willow domes, arbours, tunnels and fedges. These give more shade and let the children learn more about nature. We offer a 'hands on' approach to every project with the main living willow construction and teaching willow craft alongside. Making items such as living willow 2d stars with an e

Operating as usual


Today we are at a nursery school called Country Mouse in Midhurst. Making a small living willow dome in the garden. We shall be working with small groups of pupils throughout the day. The weather is a bit drizzly but not cold!


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Dropping in at Musgrove Willows in Western Zoyland to pick up a lot of willow for our living and craft projects this season. Lovely family business. Great to see Ellen, Mike, Jack & Violet.


Our final day at Buckingham Park where we are finishing off our willow and hazel structures. The weather could be better!


We are at Shoreham this week installing a living willow dome and other structures at Buckingham Park. Thankfully the sun is out and on our backs.


We were at Shepherd’s Down special School near Wi******er today working with small groups of pupils planting a living willow tunnel and making shooting stars, bird feeders and cat faces at the craft table. A lovely day and great staff who looked after us. The weather was kind thankfully.


Today we are finishing the rejuvenation work in Rogate Primary School pond. It’s been a very busy few days getting everything prepared. The pupils have been working with us every step of the way .


Tiday I’m at the Florence Road fun day in Chichester. Lots of activities for children. Come along and have some fun!


We are at Buckingham Park in Shoreham today working with visitors for Beat the Street campaign. We are teaching people how to make shooting stars, bird feeders, dream catchers and fish.
Come and join us 10 till 12 today. Then 2 - 4 at Victoria Park.


The heart of a good garden... Compost bins! Just got to get the manure bagged up now!


We had a fabulous day at Bracklesham Barn with Heartspace Katrina and Geoff who fund raised for us to install a living willow Dome for the local Community a great day had by all.


This morning we are nice and local at Bracklesham barns. We are installing a willow dome with Heartspace who have organised the funding and we will be working with local people.


Here we are again at cliffdale & the willows nursery Portsmouth doing the maintenance in the environmental garden. We can see tadpoles in the pond!


A lovely sunny day to be coppicing our willow beds!


The willow prayer labyrinth is completed at Rogate School. We’ve had a great week and our thanks to Father Edward of St Bartholomew’s church and all staff and pupils at the school.


Third day at Rogate school. We are finishing off the labyrinth and living willow cross. All fruit trees are planted.


This week we are at Rogate school near Petersfield this week working with the pupils. Planting a fruit orchard and a willow labyrinth.


Here’s a couple of ladies who’ve been on previous courses in the grid shell. 15/02/2019

Courses Archive | Weald and Downland

We are teaching a Living Willow Chair Workshop at the Weald & Downland Museum this Sunday 17th February. There’s still one space available if anyone is interested.... As I type Ganesh is driving down to
Somerset to buy the willow. 6.30pm-8pm The Talk This talk will draw on Danae’s forthcoming book, Clothing in Seventeenth-Century Provincial England (Bloomsbury, September 2019), which focuses on the clothing of men, women and children living in Sussex. It will explore the ways in which cloth and clothing were being produced,...


Day 2, chilly morning and half a willow tunnel to go at Cherry Gardens School in Peckham.


Ganesh making a start on one of the two living willow tunnels at Cherry Gardens School bear Peckham London.


Willow dome complete at Bosmere Junior School in Havant.


Showing pupils how to age trees!


Ganesh is getting things ready at Bosmere Junior School in Havant. The year 3 pupils are
Coming out in groups today and tomorrow creating the living willow dome with a bit of help from


Festive willow workshop at our studio
Sunday 9th December. Make a lovely selection of
Wreaths, stars and twirly decorations.
£75 per person includes all materials
Tuition and hot vegetarian lunch.


Ganesh was at the old Olympic park in East London installing a living willow tunnel on Friday. It had its challenges being a building site but job completed!


Our living willow Arbour one year on at Horseferry Park near the Houses of Parliament today as I find up to London for a social engagement.


Ganesh is in Cardiff today installing a living willow tunnel at a primary school.


Today we are at Rogate Primary school and working with the whole school to weave a cross with willow. Each child will be making a willow prayer star. Lovely day to be weaving outside.


Completed willow dome at Petersfield Infant School. Had a super 3 days and the sun just kept on shining! Lovely pupils and staff. Made charcoal out of willow with them as well as bird feeders, snails, vases, cat faces, living willow pencils and stars.


Willow dome And tunnel all
Finished at Owslebury. All the children made stars, some made living willow pencils, bird feeders and vases.


Coffee time @ Owslebury school!


The hazel frame is almost done. The weather has been glorious today, like springtime!


Happy to be at Owslebury school today!

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