English Willow Basket Centre

Visitor Centre

Come and see the willow industry … from the Withy Bed to the Basket at the Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre …
The Centre is owned and run by the Coate family, who have been growing ‘Withies’ and producing wicker baskets and willow products since 1819. Visitors will find a warm welcome and are invited to learn about the history and art of willow growing and basketmaking. The Centre was opened by David Bellamy in 1987 and has proved a huge tourism success for Somerset.
Guided Tours: Monday – Friday 11.00am & 2.30pm (Not Bank Holidays).
You will find a wonderful selection of basket ware to buy, handcrafted from Coate’s own willow, by their team of skilled basket makers. Why not call in to our tea rooms to enjoy tea and a homemade cake after your stroll around the centre!