How To… Maintain a Willow Structure

Willow structures are a great and natural way to create a sheltered area in a community garden. Willow is fast growing and its vibrant green foliage comes to life in spring: providing a cool, shaded retreat in the summer, and a display of colour in Autumn.

Willow’s fast growing branches mean that garden structures made out of willow need to be maintained at the correct time of year so that you can keep your structure looking neat and tidy.

Janine from Groundwork Greater Manchester headed down to our hub at West Gorton Community Park and, along with our facilitator Suzanne, has recorded this short video showing how to look after their willow structure.

They have also created this handy guide, which can be downloaded below:

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