salix

The Salix genus consists of about 300 species, ranging from the majestic tree to the humble creeping plant and boasts an astounding variety of shapes and colours.

In 2000 I established Salix, a small centre where I grow and experiment with willow, both as a material for weaving structures and as an ornamental plant. As I work with my willows I find it immensely satisfying to have mastered techniques that have been in use for hundreds of years. I started out making small baskets, and today I use the skills I have acquired to create ornamental structures for gardens.

Anna Patrucco


  • The Castle Garden

    The Castle Garden

    Our woven structures in the medieval garden of Palazzo Madama in Turin.
  • Hurdles

    Hurdles

    Dividers, windbreaks, cachepots, gates, straight or arched doorways can be entirely woven or in bands. These are our principal products.
  • Edging Hurdles

    Edging Hurdles

    These can be used to create flower beds, vegetable gardens, planters, or to define existing borders.
  • Boules

    Boules

    When somebody asks me “What are the boules used for?”