Phew, this last week has been extremely busy in the Musgrove Willows calender and it doesn’t look like slowing down any just yet.

Not only have we had a really successful Willow Sculpture workshop led by Sarah Webb on Wednesday 1st July , (you must take a look at the pictures, fantastic ), but we also had a visit from Yeovil Young Farmers , who wanted to learn more about willow growing and weaving. They  ended up with some extremely funny looking fish!

On Thursday, Musgrove Willows had a day trip out to Kilver Court in Shepton Mallet. The gardens, first created by Earnest Jardine in the 1800’s,  have been beautifully restored and feature a Grade 11 listed viaduct as a most impressive backdrop. Owned now by Roger Saul,  founder of the Mulberry label, the gardens have been opened  to the public for all to enjoy. To visit the gardens or to find out more about Kilver court and all that they offer  click on www.kilvercourt.com.  We had a very successsful day with much interest in our workshops and willow garden plant climbers and structures.

Yet more, on Saturday James was at Chilton Cantelo School in Yeovil for their Summer Fete and  I attended our village event, Westonzoyland’s Heritage Day at St Mary’s church. Extremely hot , busy,  and good fun. children tried their hand at Willow weaving and we made lots of willow fish, swords and sunflowers.

willow sculpture participant

willow sculpture participant

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willow plant climber

Sculpture course student and her duck

Pigs day out at Kilver Court
Pigs day out at Kilver Court