Plas Helyg was founded in 2009 when Lammas received planning permission for it’s pioneering Ecovillage. Plas Helyg means ‘willow palace’ in Welsh, reflecting the dedication to willow cultivation and craft that we practise here.
Our land based livelihood, which we must produce as a condition of our planning permission, mainly teaches people heritage crafts. We use our two primary land based products: 18 varieties of hand coppiced chemical free willow, and our lovingly hand sheared high quality Blue Faced Leicester wool. We travel all over West Wales and beyond engaging people of all ages in remembering ancient techniques and inspiring their individual creativity through modern design.
We run lots of courses in basketry, sculpture, felt-making, as well as eco-building. We accept volunteers, and also offer tours of our smallholding and the common area of the Ecovillage.
We have a productive garden, which includes two hand crafted cob greenhouses. We produce large quantities of soft fruit, eggs from our happy hens, a wide range of vegetables, as well as more specialist products such as medicinal herbs and plant dyes.
We sell gorgeous baskets and sculptures, soft plant dyed wool, numerous different plants as well as home grown produce. These products are available for sale when you come on a tour.
You can have a look at our website www.plas-helyg.co.uk, our Facebook Page Plas Helyg, as well as FB Pembrokeshire Willow, for details of courses, and lots more pics and for contact details.