Living Willow Dome build 29th Feb 2020

UPDATE: Due to hail and strong winds being forecast for Saturday, we are going to postpone the construction of the willow dome until Sunday, 1st March 10am – 12 pm and then 1pm – 3pm. Fingers crossed for better weather!

Use your extra day in 2020, the leap year, to benefit wildlife and the community!

Volunteers wanted to build a Willow Dome on Froyle Recreation Ground. Froyle Wildlife will be erecting a living willow dome (the completed one pictured below) on the recreation ground on Saturday 29th February from 10am – 12 pm and then 1pm – 3pm.

We are hoping that this will provide a lovely natural place for residents (most likely the younger ones!) to use.  Willow domes are also beneficial for wildlife, specifically insects and birds. No experience necessary, the work will include clearing a circular ring in which to push the willow rods, weaving and tying in the rods and mulching the area with bark. The dome will have a diameter of 3 metres and be approximately 1.8 metres tall.

Tea, coffee and cake will be provided!

Please bring along gardening gloves and secateurs if you have them. If the weather is bad we will postpone until Sunday 1st March, or the following weekend.

Please come along and support this community project. Froyle Parish Council have secured a grant for the cost – thanks for their work.

RESULT: On 1st March we enjoyed completing the willow dome construction, see photos below.