Prepare for your Climbing Peas, Beans and Sweet Peas

Prepare for your Climbing Peas, Beans and Sweet PeasThursday 11th April 2024 hazel bean poles will be in stock. Locally coppiced at Swepstone and Grangewood, Overseal. They are cut seasonally so once they are gone, they are gone!

Shop closed but we’re still busy

Shop closed until March 2024The shop may be closed in January and February but we are still very busy!During the winter months we are busy planting woodland, coppicing hazel and willow and giving the shop a Spring clean.

New courses for 2024

New courses have been added for 2024. Further details will follow in the new year.Friday 19th April: Fruit Bowl BasketSaturday 20th April: Asymmetric Round BasketFriday 26th April: Bee SculptureSaturday 27th April Bird Themed: Feeder and SculptureFriday 10th May: Obelisk and Shrub SupportSaturday 11th May: Obelisk and Shrub SupportFriday 18th& Saturday 19th May (2 day course): Oval Basket £160Friday 21st June: Flower TrugSaturday 22nd June: Berry BasketFriday 27th September: Random Weave...

Weaving course dates 2023

Weaving course dates for 2023 A taste of things to come. Details to follow in the new year . .Friday 14th April – Bird themed: Bird Feeder and Small Bird SculptureSaturday 15th – Obelisk and Shrub SupportFriday 21st April – Obelisk and Shrub SupportSaturday 22nd April - Bee SculptureFriday 12th May – Lampshade (RE)Saturday 13th May – Straw work (RS)Saturday 20th May – Hazel Hurdle Panel (DA)Friday 8th September – Berry Basket (RE)Saturday...

Courses 2022

Courses 2022The programme is now organised and on the website. One or two more courses are still to be added and other courses can be organised for private groups by arrangement. To see the courses click here

National Forest Grant Awarded for City and Guilds Diploma Level 3 in Basketry

We applied to the National Forest for a WEG grant to support Jam’s professional development and were successful in our application. The course at Westhope College, which was postponed for obvious reasons in October 2020, will now start this year in October. Expect to see the products of her labours at The Bothy.

Course dates 2021

Our 2021 course programme is up and running and filling up fast. The number of places will be limited to 5 participants, to allow for 2m social distancing - and also just in case the rule of 6 comes back. Some courses which demand more space than available at The Bothy will be run at our site near Coton in The Elms.

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...

Coronavirus Update – Re-opening 3rd December 2020

Coronavirus ClosureDue to the present Government national lock down, we have had to close The Bothy. Depending on updates to the current restrictions, we hope to reopen on Thursday 3rd December. We can still take orders and enquiries via the Contact Us page or by leaving a phone message. Items purchased can be collected or delivered by prior arrangement.We hope you stay safe and well. See you all in December!

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.

2019 Courses

Our programme of courses starts on Saturday 9th March. Join in with the fun of learning something new, exercise your little grey cells and leave with something not only hand-crafted but something to be proud of.