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. Catered lunches are available for full day workshops and we will gladly make suggestions for accommodation in the area if you would like to spend some time in this beautiful part of Southern Ontario.
*Please note: we will not be teaching winter urn arrangements, centrepiece workshops or selling xmas decor items from the farm this year.*
You can use our Workshop Calendar as a quick reference to see the classes as they come up. OR VISIT THE CURRENT SESSION OF WORKSHOPS FOR A DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND REGISTRATION.
We post each new schedule of workshops approximately one month prior to the beginning of the session, sessions run for approximately eight weeks, offering two or three workshops per week. Classes run from late March thru early December. Subscribe to our workshop email list or LIKE us on Facebook to hear see the schedule as soon as it's posted.
Listen to Madame Twig DISCUSSING WILLOW ON DOWN THE GARDEN PATH PODCAST:
Have you been to a workshop and enjoyed your experience? Please spread the word, we are grateful for your support and enthusiasm for our little willow farm! Please feel free to post a review on Facebook, we welcome your feedback!
WE WILL BE TAKING PRE-ORDERS FOR LIVING WILLOW RODS, CUTTINGS AND KITS IN JANUARY 2019
Basketry willow is available for sale from March thru December, sold by length and weight, either dried bundles or pre-soaked.
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...
Expedia.ca Travel Blog - The Best Hands-on Experience in Canada - August 2018 >>>
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 AMAZING PROJECT 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