Besom brooms & Gypsy flowers



Besom brooms are made from the twiggy growth of the birch tree, and so the craft was particularly strong in areas where birch coppices abounded.

Learn how to make traditional besom brooms made from hazel, willow & birch coppiced from Sheffield Woodlands.

Also, learn how to make gypsy flowers another craft traditionally done using coppiced hazel.

Please note a good degree of manual dexterity is needed & you will be using all your body to grip/work material.

Please dress appropriately for working outdoors in this season & wear appropriate footwear for an outdoor workshop environment.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All timber and tool use. Refreshments throughout the day, but please bring lunch.


Rachel at Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses


J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane, Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7 2QZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

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