The Branch Ranch and Warkworth Willow Works is a unique farm nestled in the rolling hills of Northumberland near the village of Warkworth, Ontario. We grow select varieties of basketry willows for weaving, living willow fences, domes, trees and tunnels. We hold workshops on willow basketry, living willow and garden items from spring through early winter and also welcome groups of 8 - 10 for private classes. Catered lunches are available by Chef Tina at On The Side Gourmet and we can make suggestions for accommodation in the area, please contact us for details.
Listen to Madame Twig DISCUSSING WILLOW ON DOWN THE GARDEN PATH PODCAST:
Living willow kits, rods and cuttings are sold out for 2018!
We have basketry willow available for sale, sold by length and weight, either dried bundles or pre-soaked.
Basketry and garden ornament workshops will be held starting in May. We are working on the schedule now. Every year we also hold workshops with GUEST INSTRUCTORS from around the globe. If you would like to book a private group please contact us to reserve your date.
Check our workshops page or subscribe to our workshop email list for details.
VISIT OUR LIVING WILLOW WEBSITE...
WE HAVE GIFT CERTIFICATES! A great way to share our workshops, baskets and other handmade items with friends and family. You may purchase a gift certificate via email (we will email you a printable pdf file) or in person if you are attending one of our classes. Sorry we do not have a retail store. Certificates can be redeemed online when booking a workshop or by appointment if you would like to purchase one of our baskets, living willow kits or garden ornaments at our studio on the farm. CONTACT US TO ORDER ONE TODAY!
THE BRANCH RANCH IN THE NEWS...
The Toronto Star, Life Section - November 2013 click here to read the story
Inside Belleville - April 28, 2016 click here to read the story
We worked on this with Patrick Dougherty - June 2017!!! click here to see the video
Watershed Magazine - Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2014
Featured on CityLine, CityTV - November 2013