Living Willow from Willows Nursery

"Your Willow"

Photographs customers have sent to us of their living willow structures

Some of our customer’s have very kindly written or e-mailed to let us know
how much they enjoyed building their living willow structures and then using them.

Some have even sent photographs of their willow structures and have kindly given their permission for us to show them.

We thought it might be helpful for you to see willow growing in ‘normal’ garden and school settings.

Nicola of Hitchin says :

“Thanks for the willow den – we love it. Lots of fun to make and we’ve added dogwood clippings round the bottom to keep the bark chippings in. Can’t wait to see the new growth in the spring.”

March 2013

This is Liz’s Living Willow Arbour in mid construction.
We delivered the willow whips to her in the UK and she took
them to her home in France.
And this is from a different angle shortly
after growth started in the Spring.

This photograph shows how Cassie Liversidge, Paul the Gardener and the children at Chisenhale Primary School in London have put two of our ‘Adapted’ Dome Kits plus some extra whips to an imaginative use in the limited planting space of their playground.

Gareth & Lara’s Standard Dome Kit
newly planted in Rugby.

These fantastic mature willow structures were initially created by Peter and Zetta in 2004 from willow collected from our nursery.
They kindly, more recently, got back in touch to say how happy they are with their willow and to send these current photographs (April 2011).

Caryl near Rushden Northants planted one of our Dome kits.  The photographs show the structure as planted in early March, with good growth in May and then in the August, with some of the growing season still to go, and new growth woven in.

Caryl near Rushden Northants planted one of our Dome kits.
The photographs show the structure as planted in early March, with good growth in May and then in the August, with some of the growing season still to go, and new growth woven in.

Above is a photograph of a Half Bower made by John in Scarborough using our kit.

Below is his view from it !!!!

Chris and Frankie on the Isle of Wight used some of our 9 ft long whips to create a living willow
structure to their own design, as shown in the photograph below, a few weeks after planting.

… And five years later …

Above is a tunnel and below is a half bower freshly planted
by Sarah Scott and children at Winteringham Primary School.
 

We hope that these photographs have been of interest to you – and if you buy any of our willow whips or kits
and would like to share what you have built, we would be very pleased to see your photographs.

This is a new version of website and online shop for us and we hope that your purchase goes smoothly - but please get in touch with us if there are any problems at all. Thank you. Les & Anne Dismiss