The suppliers listed here grow and supply willow for basketry, gardens, sculpture, landscape and conservation work. Listed in alphabetical order of surname.
No guarantee is implied by their inclusion as to any aspect of their business or products.
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Due to constant changes, the Word and Excel lists are no longer available. Thanks to Reforesting Scotland for the original list on which this was based.
Timing your order
Willows are cut when dormant (ie leafless), roughly between November and March. It is possible to buy dried or dried and peeled (buff) willow at other times of the year. There are no suppliers of buff willow in Scotland, but Kate Sankey (listed below) supplies dried willow (Flanders Red).
Rod – full-length willow stem (usually specified as 2 or 3m, which means approx average length)
Bundle – rods are often sold in bundles of approx 30 rods
Cutting (or slip) – cut piece of willow stem for immediate planting (usually about 30cm long)
has closed down.
I have a small coppice of willows in Highland Perthshire. The varieties are grown for basketmaking, willow sculpture and garden structure work.
Mark Davies & Alison Calcott
East Ayrshire Woodlands, Underwood Depot, Auchinleck Road, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 1RS
T: 01290 426 973
M: 07734 972 673
We design willow features, living structures, living hurdles and figure sculptures mainly for schools and community groups and manage our willow crop in East Ayrshire, with numerous varieties for both heavy structures and basketmaking, available as cuttings & rods. Mail order or delivery to surrounding counties can be arranged. Limited amounts of dried willow available outwith the season. Simple structures in kit form available. Artist’s charcoal made from surplus willow. Extensive information & image examples on our website.
Chapel End Blelack House, Logie Coldstone, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5NH.
M: 07852 306 019
We offer a growing range of willow products and services to local businesses, community groups and individuals as well as providing a variety of willow cuttings suitable for basketry and crafts, floristry, ornamental, living structures, and wood fuel etc. to everyone based in the UK.
T: 01505 844827
We are a conservation charity specialising in the conservation, research, propagation and planting of rare native trees. We can grow and supply to order with a focus on the rarer species not commonly available from commercial tree nurseries, including: Salix aurita – Eared willow; Salix phylicifolia – tea leaved willow; Salix myrsinifolia – dark leaved willow; Salix lapponum – downy willow; Salix arbuscula – mountain willow; Salix repens – creeping willow; Salix reticulata – net leaved willow; Salix lanata – woolly willow
We can provide unrooted rods of some of these species as well as cell grown trees.
T: 01408 641357
Small quantities for the time being – Viminalis, purpurea. Living willow structures, fedges
Auldgate Willows, 19 Auldgate, Kirkliston, EH29 9HB
T: 0131 333 2471
Green bark varieties – Goldstones, Forbyana, Continental Purple and Abbeys; Red bark varieties – Black Maul and Rouge D’Orleans; Yellow bark varieties – Nicolsonii and Dicky Meadows; Blue bark varieties – Helix and Irrette; Dark brown variety – Leentges. All available in bolt or half bolts
Cheviot Trees, Newton Brae, Foulden, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1UL
T: 01289 386755
F: 01289 386750
c 40ha willow available for planting, biomass, weaving, architecture, spiling, etc. 15 varieties incl native spp, ornamentals, hybrid Biomass spp. Can supply as plants, cuttings and rods ( sorted or ‘as cut’, ie in varying long lengths).
ETS Ltd, Newton Brae, Foulden, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1UL
T: 01289 386664
F: 01289 386750
Manufactures and supplies Green Barriers TM, for ready made instant screening, boundary shelter and acoustic barriers.
2 Overton Farm Cottages, Blairhall, Fife, KY12 9HA
T: 01383 85 15 85
M: 07960 33 33 19
A selection of cuttings available from around 30 different varieties of willow. Also a small area of osier available for craft work.
3 Lovedale Gardens, Edinburgh, EH14 7DS
T: 07771 624704
Wands, poles and cuttings of 30 varieties, including many coloured varieties suitable for basketry, arts & crafts, land art, willow fences or hedges (“fedges”), and living domed and tunnelled structures. Live cuttings, wands and rods of various lengths (up to 5m) but do not sell cut, dried willow.
Barfad Willow, Barfad, Ardfern, by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8QN
T:01852 500 347
Sell living and dried willow. Seventeen species grown. Website coming soon!
Damside, Romanno Bridge, West Linton, Borders
T: 01968 660887
Small area of mainly S. viminalis. Cut it yourself.
37 Main Street, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1QU
T: 01556 640 161
Woodland craft & Willow cutting supplier. Basketmaker/hurdlemaker/willow coffins/willow chairs/large scale structures
Nick Marshall, The Field Group (Duddingston), 56a The Causeway, Edinburgh, EH15 3PZ
T: 07906 129 627
A small willow bed of Salix viminalis, purpurea, alba and britzensis.
West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre, Thornhill, Stirling, FK8 3QJ
T: 01786 850428
M: 07870 156502
Viminalis for garden structures and living sculpture tunnel dome etc. Some mixed varieties for finer work. Limited availability Dec – March. Workshops and courses at the West Moss-side Centre
Sheardrum Farm, Saline, Fife, KY12 9TA
M : 07913 254456
This year’s harvest at Sheradrum in West Fife comes in a range of assorted colours and varieties. Green, purple, red, yellow and brown. Rods, bundles in sorted lengths and cuttings/pegs are available ( Feb’21,for planting)
There is also some dried willow.
Hebridean Baskets, 6 Crothair, Isle of Great Bernera, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LZ
Willow cuttings available december to march. I have over 55 varieties of willow growing on the croft here. Choose from windbreak varieties, ornamental or basketmaking willows.
(30m S of Glasgow, Nr Happenden Services on M74)
Some basketry willow – Bleu, Carl Jensen, Whissander; also viminalis. More in future.
Myreside Willow Limited, Myreside, Gifford, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4JA.
T: 01620 810608
We are a specialist grower and supplier of basketry willow and of decorative willow for florists and artists. Both rods and cuttings are available. See our website for availability.
Old Buckholm Cottage, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 2ND
T: 01896 754 330
Growing 1 acre at Wooplaw Community Wood in the Borders. Wooplaw Wood has a collection of 24 different varieties of basket-making willow used for hurdles sold to Scottish basketmakers for courses and used at various Wooplaw willow events. All welcome to come and see the different varieties at all their different stages of growth.
Hebridean Willows, 11a Orinsay, South Lochs, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9RG
T: 01851 880 287
Cuttings for living structures and basketry. Tough varieties able to grow in the wildest conditions and tested on a site open to Hebridean gales.