Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St. Gregory

Discover the history and art of the traditional industry of willow growing and basket making in Somerset.

Did you know?

The Centre is owned by the Coate family, who have been growing willow on the Somerset Levels since 1819.

Address

Meare Green Court
Stoke St Gregory
Taunton
Somerset
TA3 6HY

Telephone

01823 490249

Website

www.englishwillowbaskets.co.uk

Price

Entry is free, but donations are welcome

Opening Times

Open all year

Learning

Tours of the willow industry are available to groups. The tour includes a full explanation of all aspects of willow growing, processing and basket-making, which must be pre-booked. The site has an outdoor classroom and wildlife hide that is available free of charge to groups. A Teachers Pack is also available in a downloadable format. Please contact the site for specific details.

Research

The site can assist researchers with enquiries, please contact the site directly.

Facilities

  • Activity trails
  • Cafe
  • On-site parking
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facility
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Level access/ramps
  • Limited disabled access

Collections

  • Agricultural
  • Art
  • Natural history
  • Social history

Time Periods

  • Victorian
  • Edwardian
  • 20th century
  • Contemporary