Garden Structure Courses

Musgrove Willows hosts a variety of garden structure willow weaving courses. Come and join us to make climbing frames, spirals, arches and plant supports. Garden structure courses are perfect for beginners who want to learn the basics of willow weaving and walk away with a practical knowledge and structure ready for the garden.

Living Willow Courses

Weaving living willow lets you build some truly beautiful garden structures. You can create stunning willow arches, secret shaded spots or idyllic ornamentation in any garden. This course will teach you all the skills you need to work with living willow including weaving techniques, planting guidelines and creating support structures.

Sculpture Courses

We offer a variety of willow sculpture courses including animal sculpture courses. Come along and build a chicken, pig, reindeer, elephant – or whichever animal takes your fancy. Our expert tutors can help you create the frame for almost any animal and then will demonstrate the best interweaving techniques to complete your masterpiece.

Willow Basket Making Courses

We offer a wide range of regular basket making courses and these are one of our most popular offerings. We have courses to make shooter baskets, Burkina baskets, waste paper baskets zarzo baskets and even handbag basketry courses. We will show you how to make beautiful patterns with different varieties of willow and teach you essential willow weaving skills.

Seasonal Crafts

Throughout the year we offer a number of seasonal craft making courses. In the winter join us to make reindeer, Christmas wreaths and Christmas decorations. Our, family friendly, seasonal craft courses are a brilliant way to share some family time building something that will be a centrepiece of every festive season.

Hurdle Making Courses

One of our most historical and traditional courses willow hurdles have been being built in Britain for centuries. Come and learn the traditional skills and techniques used to make willow hurdles and leave with all the skills you need to make your own. Ideal for smallholders, farmers and anyone interested in traditional crafts.

Willow Coffin Courses

We offer three day willow coffin making courses where you can build your very own coffin. Bring down the costs of your funeral by building your own coffin. This course teaches advanced weaving techniques and helps you create a beautiful willow resting place – from building the supporting frame to intricate weaving and finishing touches.

School and Private Courses

We offer school trips and school workshops across the area as well as private group or one to one tuition. You can contact us directly to arrange a private course for you or a group. We have entertained everyone from hen dos to birthday parties and you can be assured a warm welcome from all of us. You can also view our courses by month via our Course Calendar or by clicking on one of the links on the left to view a particular month.

Musgrove Willows run a range of willow weaving courses throughout the year on our farm in Westonzoyland, Somerset. Our courses are hands on and give you a great chance to learn new skills, create something beautiful or practical and give you a practical learning guide.

Our courses are suitable for all levels of experience; we offer:

Half day (£35), full day (£75) and 2 day courses (£130)

  • Experienced tutors, the very best tuition
  • Small class numbers, 8-12 students
  • Natural materials, many grown at Musgrove Willows
  • All the tools and equipment you will need
  • Refreshments, including a home cooked lunch
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  • Private Workshops, Corporate Days and One to One Tuition are also available.

Come and join us and enjoy our range of willow courses. You can view all the courses below or look at the course calendar to see what we have coming up. If you don’t see what you’re looking for please contact us directly.