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. We welcome groups of 8 - 10 for private classes and offer private instruction, please contact us for details. Catered lunches prepared by Chef Tina at On The Side Gourmet 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.
Listen to Madame Twig DISCUSSING WILLOW ON DOWN THE GARDEN PATH PODCAST:
THERE ARE STILL A FEW SPACES AVAILABLE IN OUR LIVING WILLOW TREE AND SPHERE WORKSHOPS. CHECK THEM OUT HERE...
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!
Living willow rods and cuttings are sold out for 2018!
But we do have basketry willow available for sale, sold by length and weight, either dried bundles or pre-soaked.
Spring 2018 workshops have been posted!
You can use our Workshop Calendar as a quick reference to see the classes as they come up.
There are still a few spaces available in our living willow workshops!
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