Willow workshops with John Waller at Wowo



Prices: £60 per person


Garden Structures

Saturday 25th April


Make a Willow Garden Obelisk for Sweet Peas or other climbers. The design can also be amended to make a "cage" to support tall herbaceous plants (eg delphiniums). Techniques learned can also be applied to many other designs. During the course you will also learn to make a "sunflower" plant support


willow garden structures participants



Basket Making

Saturday 27th June


Learn english willow basketry techniques, while making a small basket in a day!  Cover everything from base to border whilst weaving organic willow through "pairing", "waling" and "slewing"

Limited places, Advance booking essential 

bowl basket 4 



Jon Waller

John has been involved with the environment, ecology, woodland management and conservation since 1990.  He originally volunteered with various conservation groups and was employed at Bore Place as a Conservation Officer to manage the 40 acres of woodlands and run the Green Wood Workshop.

He is a qualified tree surgeon and coppice-worker and makes a range of woodcraft products.  He set up his own business in 2000 and now runs courses and offers woodland advice and tree surgery services across Kent, Sussex and into South London.

In more recent years, John has become involved with many local schools, designing and building living willow structures including Dinosaur Feet, Space Pods and Starfish, to use both as outside classrooms and shade in the playground.

You can read more about him on his own website



How to Book workshops at Wowo


Click directly on the date of the workshop/ extra you want to attend, followed by clicking on 'NEXT STEP'. Then select how many people to attend each Workshop (take note of dates) and click on 'NEXT STEP'. You will then be directed to fill in your payment details.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for a cup of tea and meet & greet.  Please bring suitable footwear for walking on farmland, warm clothes (even if it is sunny) and wet weather gear just in case.  Please bring a pack lunch (ideally to share), notepad and pen, maybe a camera to help you remember techniques and memories of the day.

No previous experience needed for any of these workshops.

Maximum of 10 participants on each day.

Under 18yrs welcome if interested but need to be accompanied by a participating adult, charged at 20% off full price.

No dogs allowed please.