willow structures and sculptures are fun to make and fascinating
to watch grow.
supplies bundles of live willow in a range of varieties
and size for you to create your own living masterpiece.
If you have a specific design in mind, contact us and we can estimate how much willow you will need and give advice on variety and planting.
For step-by step guides to creating some simple willow structures
go to our design ideas page. Check out our new Igloo structure specifically
designed with kids in mind. JPR Environmental supplies kits
to create the sculptures featured in this website.
The beauty of willow is in its suppleness, the ability to be bent
and twisted into many shapes. Please take a look at the photo gallery
to see what others have done.
Almost any type of willow, we grow over twenty varieties
on our coppice in Gloucestershire, can be used for creating sculptures
but the most popular is Salix viminalis (osier) for it's long straight
pliable growth. Other varieties can be added to the design to create
a variety of colours or for finer work. The success of a living
willow sculpture depends on a combination of good design, site
planting and correct maintenance of willow structures.
Sculptures are dynamic, changing with the seasons and years. They
require a small amount of management if they are to keep their shape.
Schoolchildren love willow sculpture work (their imagination seems
to have no bounds!) and projects involving a whole class or school
have been very successful. Check the schools page to see a list
of artists that work with schools on willow projects.