Musgrove Willows was founded by Arthur 'Sam' Musgrove who started by cutting tree sticks for furniture back in the 1920's.
Around this time, willow growing was very popular with farmers on the Somerset levels. Many farmers grew their willow then sold it at local auctions. Arthur passed on his skills, knowledge and experience to his son Leslie, 'Les', and in turn he passed on the family tradition to his son Michael. Today, Michael runs the business with wife Ellen. Their son Jack and daughter Holly also have integral roles in the company.
Michael and Jack grow 60+ varieties of willow on over 180 acres of Somerset farmland. Many of the tried and tested traditional processes are still used by the Musgrove family today. Our willow is shipped to customers around the world and the resulting products can be seen in many unusual guises:
- The giant M5 Willow Man
- A 28 foot tall Pembrokeshire Otter
- Taunton's Living Willow Cathedral
- On TV for 'Four in a bed' and 'Escape to the Country'
- Publications such as Somerset Life and Country Living