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.

Opening and 2020 courses

We reopen for 2020 on Thursday 30th January. During January, we are getting on with forestry work and spring cleaning the shop. We can still be contacted for enquiries about our usual stock, courses and log deliveries via the website or by ringing the shop and leaving message. Our 2020 programme of courses starts on Friday 28th March. Join in with the fun of learning something new, exercise your little...

Exquisite Wooden Turning by George Watkins

In stock now: a collection of beautiful hand-turned bowls, forms and platters made by local artisan George Watkins.Each piece skilfully made with George’s trademark perfection and trained eye for bringing out the character of the wood.