Plant Support Day

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Plant Support Day


Make a large or small willow plant support from locally grown, freshly harvested willow. 

Using this beautiful native willow, you will learn one basic but very strong weave. You will create a spiralling weave. Learn to bind your plant support by cranking the willow. All the techniques used are helpful for other willow garden projects. These plant supports are great for supporting sweet peas and other climbing plants in your garden. This workshop will be quite a physical day and some of the work will be done kneeling, if you have trouble kneeling please let us know and we can cater for your needs. Time permitting; there will be the opportunity to make a second smaller structure.

DATES: 6 April 2019
TIME:  10.00-4.30
VENUE:  Isfield Village Hall, near Lewes, East Sussex
COST:   £110


·       How to use a simple wooden former to make the structure

·       How to select material

·       How to create a strong spiralling weave using bundles of weavers

·       How to bind the support using cranked willow

A light vegetarian lunch
Tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day
All materials and tuition

This is suitable for total beginners, and intermediate basket makers too.  Suitable for anyone interested in growing some beautiful sweet peas this summer.

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Travel and Accommodation:

If you are travelling from afar we can help you to find lovely overnight accommodation. Please ask.

If you are travelling from abroad we can pick up from Gatwick International Airport for a cost of £35 or from Lewes or Uckfield train stations at no charge.

Course Terms and Conditions:

Your place on a course is only secured by booking and paying in full in advance. 


If you cancel having paid, I'll refund 90% of your fee if I'm able to fill your place. If I'm not able to fill your place you’ll forfeit your fee. I will make every reasonable effort to find someone to take your place. If you book and pay but do not attend the course, no refund will be given. No refunds can be given if you cancel or fail to attend. In the unlikely event that I need to cancel the course, you’ll receive a full refund. Bookings are not transferable.


A certain level of physical ability is required for these courses. My aim is to make my willow daysaccessible but if you do have mobility issues please contact me before you book. My courses are designed for adults, however, age 15 + olds are welcome if accompanied by a responsible, participating adult.