Garden Basketry Workshop - Willow Obelisks
Attingham Park National Trust Estate - Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Come and join me at the beautiful Attingham Park to make yourself a willow obelisk for the garden or allotment.
You'll learn all the skills and techniques you need to construct an item between 5-6ft in height. These are far more solid than any similar product that you can find for sale in a garden centre - and will give you many years worth of service.
Once you've finished on your obelisks, we'll then look at how you can take the techniques you'll have been using all day and use them to create willow hurdle fencing. I personally use willow hurdles around raised beds at the allotment, and they're a great feature.
For anyone who's seen the show garden work I've done over the last few years, you might have noticed the willow fencing that has formed a large part of this.
Please note: The obelisks are yours to take home, but we won't be creating fencing panels for you to take. This will be a case of learning the skills and taking the knowledge away with you to work on yourself.
Standard National Trust admission charges for non-members apply.
Attingham Park National Trust Estate - Shrewsbury