Garden Obelisk

Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Garden Obelisks and Shrub Support

Once you have chosen rods (of a length that will fit in your car as a finished obelisk!), your tutor will instruct the steps to be followed to ensure success in this project. To make an woven obelisk or shrub support will take half a day. Participants who attend the day course will have the choice of making either one of each structure or two of the same. The chance to repeat the weaving makes a big difference to how much knowledge is retained.


  • 10am Welcome and introductions
  • Choose variety , thickness and length of rods for the uprights of your obelisk
  • Instruction in paired weaving or french randing to weave base of obelisk
  • Tieing off the top and trimming off unwanted weavers
  • At some point there will be a break am/pm for tea/coffee and cake/biscuits
  • Plait yourself a cane topper if there is time
  • 12.15pm Tidy up
  • 12.30pm Finish
  • Afternoon session runs 1.30pm - 4pm




Friday 20th Apr

10:00am - 12:30pm

Jam Mian

Clothing advice

Wear comfortable clothing that allows free movement. Although we are sheltered to some extent at The Bothy, the weather in April can range from cool or wet to hot and dry: so come prepared for all sorts of weather!

What′s provided

All tuition, materials, use of tools and tea/coffee and homemade biscuits/cake.


Adult course. For any other enquiries, please ring to discuss.


Half day £35, full day £60

How to book

Visit us at The Bothy, telephone us on 01332 694500 or contact us on the website.