Highlights
See us at work
Visitor Centre Tours
Visitor Centre Tours
So much to see!
Buy
Climber Kits
Climber Kits
Only £12.50
Workshop
Peacock Workshop
Peacock Workshop
£80.00
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Oval Eddie
Oval Eddie
£25.75
Departments
Huge Range
Baskets
Baskets
Browse the Range
Willow & Willow Kits
Willow & Willow Kits
Basket Making Willow
Willow Coffins
Willow Coffins
English Willow Coffins
Free Entry
Visitor Centre
Visitor Centre
Shop, Cafe & More!
Willow Fencing Hurdles
Willow Fencing Hurdles
Willow Hurdles & Fence Panels
New Product
Environmental Stabilisation
Environmental Stabilisation
Paths & River Bank Stabilisation
Furniture
Furniture
Willow Furniture & Sets
Baskets for Trade
Baskets for Trade
Made to Order
Bespoke Gallery
Bespoke Gallery
Basket Repairs & Restoration
Basketmaking Accessories
Basketmaking Accessories
For All Levels
Charcoal
Charcoal
Artists Charcoal Sticks & Powder
Workshops
Workshops
Try Basket Making!
Education
Education
Training & Education Visits
Free Entry
Willow Basketry Museum
Willow Basketry Museum
And Heritage Trust
Featured Products

Welcome to Coates English Willow

Tucked away in the rural village of Stoke St Gregory, in the heart of the Somerset Levels the Coate family have been growing withies on the moors since 1819 and making baskets and willow charcoal for almost 50 years. The unique wetland environment of the Somerset Levels and moors is perfect for growing willow as well as being a haven for wildlife. Basket making willow has been grown here for two centuries, and it is now the only area left where it is still commercially grown and processed for the production of baskets, furniture, garden items and high quality artists' charcoal.

Today, Coates English Willow is a diverse business with many facets and firmly focused on ensuring a healthy future for our willow industry. We are inspired by our long, rich and varied past and by the quietly beautiful landscape we work in. Yet we are not tied to the past as we are constantly looking ahead for new and exciting ideas to develop that will inspire new people to discover willow.

Whether you need a new shopping basket, or want to arrange a group visit or order some Salix viminalis for a workshop, you should find everything you need here.

Video Selection
Planting Commercial Willow
Planting Commercial Willow
Harvesting Willow
Harvesting Willow
Basket making
Basket making