Coates English Willow, Willow & Wetlands Visitor Centre

Coates English Willow , Taunton, TA3 6HY

Coates English Willow, Willow & Wetlands Visitor Centre


Coates English Willow, Willow & Wetlands Visitor Centre is tucked away in the rural village of Stoke St Gregory, in the heart of the Somerset Levels.  The Coate family have been growing withies on the moors since 1819 and making baskets and willow charcoal for almost 50 years.

The unique wetland environment of the Somerset Levels and moors is perfect for growing willow as well as being a haven for wildlife. Basket making willow has been grown here for two centuries, and it is now the only area left where it is still commercially grown and processed for the production of baskets, furniture, garden items and high quality artists' charcoal. Today, Coates English Willow is a diverse business with many facets and firmly focused on ensuring a healthy future for our willow industry.

At the Visitor Centre the Coate family has thoughtfully put together displays and collections to tell the fascinating story of willow. Willow and wetland walks, craft studios, workshops,  basket museum, guided tours. Dog friendly. Café. 

For latest events throughout the year, accessibility information and more, please visit their website. 

Images credit Coates English Willow



  • Parking On-Site Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome Dogs Welcome
  • Group Bookings Group Bookings
  • Shop Shop
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Coach Parking Coach Parking
  • Open All Year Open All Year
  • Picnic Area Picnic Area
  • Partial Disabled Access Partial Disabled Access

Contact Details

Coates English Willow , Meare Green Court, Stoke St Gregory, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA3 6HY

Visitor Centre open Monday-Saturday 10.30am-4.00pm

Adult £4.00. Child £2.00

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