Coronavirus Closure

The Bothy remains closed during the current lockdown period. We can still take orders and enquiries via the Contact Us page or by leaving a phone message. 

We hope you stay safe and well. See you all as soon as we can!

Welcome to The Gardener’s Bothy – an independent craft workshop in the corner of the former walled garden on the Staunton Harold Estate, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire.

The Gardener’s Bothy is the shop front for Cameron Forest and Garden Ltd, an established local forestry business working in and around the National Forest. The Bothy stocks our own range of garden furniture, woven willow products and timber from our own sawmill, as well as showcasing the talent of other local crafts-folk working in wood.


Course news 2021

The upbeat news of the Covid vaccines make us hopeful that the courses will run as planned this year.We are starting the programme after Easter in the hope that many of us will be vaccinated and therefore in a much safer situation.

National Forest Grant Awarded

National Forest Grant AwardedAs part of a planting scheme we set up a little willow bed and we have planted a considerable amount of hazel for other schemes which we can regularly harvest leading us to consider purchasing a set of electric cutters. We applied to the National Forest for a WEG grant and were successful in our application. Expect to see the products of our labours at The Bothy...