Brampton Willows is based in the beautiful Suffolk countryside and headed up by Louis Champain. He purchased the company late 2019 and runs it alongside his garden design and construction company, Champain Landscapes LTD, and horticultural supply company, Repton Plants LTD. This forms the Champain Group.
Brampton Willows was started by Robert Yates in 1988 and was owned by him for around 30 years. Robert trained and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor before returning to the family farm at Brampton in 1985. He started growing willow as an experimental crop to sell to a local basket maker. He soon began to weave the willow himself and set up Brampton Willows in 1988 specialising in designing and making bespoke willow products, mainly for the garden but also making cross country obstacles for top international Horse Trials including Badminton and Burghley.
Exhibiting at both the Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court has helped us establish and maintain a highly respected reputation. This in turn has enabled us to win clients across the UK, throughout Europe and we have even provided bespoke willow fencing for a client based in the Bahamas!
We continue to source the majority of our willow from the original farm started by Robert all those years ago. This helps to ensure that our process continues to be beautifully simple, local, and sustainable.