Plant Supports & Willow Sculptures

Christine Brewster
 Maker of Contemporary Functional Baskets
Reading, Berkshire
0118 966 2250            07786 062860   

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Plant Supports and Willow Sculptures

plant support

Plant supports from sturdy sweet pea climbers to supports for a single flower. My plant supports are designed to add a sculptural element to a garden, while being made from a natural material that blends in with a growing environment. I can teach you how to make your own sweet pea support. Learn the Craft
Community willow weaving projects.  George the Giant was woven by members of the public of all ages in Penn Wood, Bucks in spring 2006.  Click here for details of workshops

George the Giant

Making a willow dome

School projects.
I make domes, tunnels, arbours and fences, particularly in school playgrounds, using living willow in winter or early spring, or dried willow throughout the year. Pupil participation is encouraged: each child can be shown how to weave and have a hand in constructing part of the project.
Willow sculptures for special gardens.
In 2004 I was pleased to make Monty the 15 foot snake for the Snakes and Ladders Garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show. The garden, designed by Kevin Scully of the Berkshire College of Agriculture, not only won a Silver Gilt Medal, but was also awarded Best Garden in Show in the small gardens category.

Snakes & Ladders Garden at Hampton Court Flower Show


Living willow hedge

I teach willow plant supports and other garden structures using dried or living willow, and willow sculpture. I can also provide an advisory service for schools undertaking willow projects.  Learn the Craft

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