This is a smaller sized dome, with a fairly large entrance.
We can supply kits for domes of 2, 3 or 4 m diameter.
These larger willow domes are suitable for kindergardens, schools or community projects. A medium size dome
The dome at close-up This close-up shows the two different types of willow used for the upright and the diagonals to create more interest.
A horizontal band is placed and tied in halfway up the structure to provide extra strength.
Here is a detail of the roof of the dome.
As the willow grows, new shoots at the top can make the structure look quite wild. If you don't want this to happen, regular trimming is required.
Where the diameter of the structure is to big that the middle can't be reached for trimming, a circle can be worked into the roof of the dome, around which new growth gets woven.
The roof of the willow dome
A willow dome provides a peaceful resting point The circle should be big enough that a person standing on a ladder inside the dome can fit through it and trim the top from the center.