Windrush willow: Plant Supports

Event Date: 
14/04/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Reed Base at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Make willow plant supports for your garden Learn how to weave willow with Richard from Windrush willow.

The plan is to make a tall wigwam shaped support for sweet peas in the morning. This can be repeated in the afternoon or you can choose to make a cylindrical grow through type support for peonies or penstemon’s.

We assume you are a complete beginner and will gently guide you through each project.

Please bring an apron, notepad and packed lunch.

Cost includes all willow materials, expert tuition and hot drinks throughout the day.

The class takes...

Willow the donkey meets residents at Exeter care home

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:11am

Staff at RMBI Home Cadogan Court in Exeter, have teamed up with The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, to bring some interesting animals to meet with residents. The donkey handling team brought Willow, the miniature donkey, with them to the care home on Barley Lane on Friday 23 May. Willow has a calm nature and has been trained to go down corridors. He visited residents in different parts of the Home with his handlers, and enjoyed eating ginger biscuits and carrots. During the session, residents were also able to learn how to care for the donkeys and about the sanctuary’s work to help protect...

Willow Christmas decorations

Event Date: 
03/12/2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Reed Base, Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2DQ

Prepare for Christmas with Windrush Willow

During the day you will make simple designs in willow including stars, garlands and Christmas trees - ready to decorate your home or give as gifts during the festive period!

Follow the instruction of professional craftsman, Richard from Windrush Willow to create your items.

This course is suitable for beginners (children over eight welcome). Tools and materials will be provided, just two good hands and eyes needed.

Hot drinks and some refreshments will be available as you work.

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Weave your own willow serving tray

Event Date: 
04/06/2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Seaton Wetlands

Create a beautiful and versatile serving tray with an expert from Windrush Willow

A one day workshop for beginners; no experience necessary, but two good strong hands required.


The Donkey Sanctuary’s living willow workshop

Event Date: 
11/03/2016 - 10:00am
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is hosting a living willow workshop on Friday 11 March from 10am – 4pm, using willow grown on their own farms to build tunnels and domes.

Enjoy a day outdoors learning a new skill by joining The Donkey Sanctuary for a living willow workshop. This is a hands-on workshop and by the end of the day you will be ready to tackle your own project at home.

Ruth Angell, Wildlife and Conservation Coordinator at The Donkey Sanctuary said: “We grow willow beds next to our muck heap so that any dirty water run off can be collected in tanks and then...