Mating Snakes Path
Race through these willow shoot tunnels in our Outdoor Gardens.
These tunnels created out of bent willow shoots, which interweave like snakes, are a favourite with people of all ages. They’re a great way to get a different perspective of Eden.
Man has crafted things out of willow shoots – called osiers – for centuries. Baskets, wattle and daub house walls, coracle boats and chairs are just a few examples. Tannin, paper, rope and string can also be produced from willow.
Did you know?
Children today spend, on average, just 9% of their time outside; a lot less than previous generations. We’ve created inspirational spaces for kids here at Eden because we know that outdoor play can improve cognitive skills, health, imagination and self-esteem; all essential ingredients for a happy and successful young person.