Testimonials

Musgrove Willows has been weaving willow coffins for over a decade. During this time, the feedback from customers has been heart-warming. Our weavers take enormous pride in their work and it is lovely when their efforts are recognised by families and Funeral Directors.

“Obviously the outside always looks amazing but really, really impressed by the interior. It looks great and I think the family would approve too. I don’t really say it often enough because I just come to expect it from you guys but the coffin really is lovely. “

Lucy, The Individual Funeral Company

“Just wanted to say a huge thanks for the GORGEOUS coffin that arrived today. Most importantly the family are delighted with it. Our poor families are having to design funerals around very strict restrictions at the moment, and therefore the meaning of being allowed to do something like this is magnified. You are gorgeous people, wonderful craftspeople and we are very proud to work with you. “

Hannah at Poppy’s Funerals

“I just wanted to drop your business a quick note to say a HUGE thank you. We said our final goodbyes to my 90yr old father this morning and your coffin was just beautiful and exactly, if not better than I had hoped. Please thank the weaver who made his coffin, their/and all your staff care and attention helped to make today more bearable. Thank you.”

Catherine

“I just wanted to email you and thank you for the beautiful willow casket that my Mum was laid to rest in. My Mum has lived her whole life in Watchet and it seemed very special to be able to have something with such a local connection. We had many comments yesterday on how beautiful and unusual the casket was. One always dreads looking at a coffin, but seeing something more natural and that had been personalised seemed easier to cope with. So, Thank you for helping us say goodbye in a style and manner my mum had wished for. “

With our kindest regards, Paul

“I am writing on behalf of all of us who visited you on Wednesday to take part in the creation of mum’s coffin. Thank you so much for being so accommodating and flexible. It was an amazing process and we all felt pleased to have been part of it. I am sure it will make the funeral feel slightly easier too.”

Warm wishes Nicole, David and all the family

“Thank you so much for the day we spent with you helping to make Alec’s coffin. It meant a lot to all of us and you made us feel very welcome.”

Tracey, Dan, Cis & Derek

“Thank you all so much for the really beautiful coffin and basket that you made for my father’s funeral. I know that he would have loved it. Many thanks again.”

Candy

“I’m so delighted with the quality of the white willow oval coffin I purchased from Musgrove Willows. The family were absolutely delighted. Please thank your team for doing such a good job and please, please don’t stop!”

Kind regards Evelyn, Evelyn’s Funerals

“The family are full of praise for Musgrove Willows, explaining that the experience was very therapeutic and rewarding. They say that the staff at MW were incredibly kind and welcoming – and even took it upon themselves to entertain the youngest members of the party with crayons and paper. Meanwhile Elaine’s partner and children each wove a substantial part of the coffin which they all found very fulfilling. They were also very moved about being given willow mementoes to take home on their departure. Musgrove Willows clearly shares the ethos of TCF and a visit to their willow farm in Westonzoyland is something we can very definitely recommend.”

Katherine The Co-operative Funeralcare

“Just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for getting the coffin to me so quickly….especially with Christmas and New Year potentially hampering things. Yet again I am really pleased with not just the service but also the coffin. So much so that I will now only advertise your coffins and will happily recommend them to my clients. Thanks so much again.”

Lucy Jane

“My order has just this very minute arrived – and I am absolutely delighted. It is not only beautiful but has a comforting air which touches my heart with a smile. Thank you so very much for managing to get all my words on the plaque – you have brought a big lump of happiness to me – thank you.”

Diane

“I would have been lost without you”

Kind regards Anne and Jeff

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the help and support that you gave to G. E. O’Driscoll &Daughters Funeral Director with the production of a stunning rainbow willow coffin. Having spoken to Gemma she has spoken most highly of you all and how you made this beautiful coffin at break neck speed. Both his Mum and myself would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping make the celebration of Darren’s life special for everyone. “

Simon Ford

“My brother and sister and the rest of our family would like to say a big thank you for treating us so well at Musgrove Willows and giving us the opportunity to weave our mother’s casket. It was remarkably cathartic and when we saw the casket on Wednesday for the funeral it was strangely like seeing an old friend. It sounds strange but we were actually looking forward to seeing it completed as there was a certain pride in having done it, but most importantly our mum would have loved it. The ceremony was truly beautiful being held amongst giant redwoods on an estate in Sussex. I realise that the day was challenging for you given the lack of staff and you had to rally round but honestly we could not have felt more welcome. Thank you once again. “

Rhys Brookes

“Thank you for the kindness and support you have shown us, our family at this difficult time. It was a pleasure to come and meet you all and we were so pleased with the casket.”

With thanks the Langford family

“Ellen and her team at Musgrove Willows have provided our family business with quality coffins for over 5 years. Great service, fantastic choice and great personal attention to detail.”

Amanda & Adrian Pink, Evelyn’s Funerals and Town and Country Funeral Directors

“Fantastic casket. Really made a difference. Thank you so much for your help in choosing the design.”

GM, Somerset

“Thank you for the beautiful coffin you made for my husband Ray.”

Best wishes Anne

“Working alongside Musgrove Willows to produce a beautiful, bespoke coffin for my daughter played a big part in my healing process. Thank you so much.”

David, Langport

“Being able to design my Mum’s coffin was amazing. From choosing the shape, material, colour, right down to the handles and edges meant a lot to me and family.”

Robert, Portsmouth

“Who would have thought weaving a coffin would be so therapeutic? Thank you for the experience and constant care you took in creating my mum’s beautiful coffin.”

Carol, Ilminster

“We were very pleased with the beautiful willow coffin which was the key to making it even more special. Your service was excellent and meant that we could organise the burial in 24 hours. Thank you.”

Cath

“As a family we cannot thank you enough for all the care and patience that was shown to us. Taking part in the making of mum’s casket was very special.”

The Porter family

“I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to yourself and your weavers who had a part in making the willow casket and indeed the whole process. I found your sensitivity, your help and understanding and your service exceptional. You made a difficult time just that bit easier to cope with.”

Paula

“I can’t thank you and your team enough for providing such a warm, personal and professional service. We are so happy to have found you and you have made the whole experience so easy and fulfilling. I know my brother and sister loved helping to make the coffin and give particular thanks to their willow maker, who guided them so well throughout the session. We take great comfort knowing that our Dad will be resting in such a beautifully made bed.”

Brooke, Keir, Corin and Freya

“I had to put pen to paper to thank you for making that beautiful casket. It was truly magnificent and was admired by family and friends.”

Eunice

“Thank you for the lovely handmade coffin that you made for our mum. It was a nice touch that we could be involved with the making of the coffin and adding mum’s favourite colour purple to it.”

The Ferns Family

“Thank you for the beautiful coffin you made for my husband.”

Anne

“Thank you for all the work that went into my husband’s casket.”

Cynthia

“You all went out of your way to make it a day to remember for the 3 of us and my sister and mum. You are a fantastic team. The coffin was lovely – we decorated it with tulips!”

Steve

“Thanks for making the casket for our Mum’s funeral – it was beautiful and much admired. So much better than solid wood! Nice to see such natural craftsmanship”

T Langton

“The experience of helping to weave my partner’s coffin made his funeral more personal as our thoughts and feelings were interwoven with the willow. The end result was perfect with the fish adding the finishing touch.”

Evelyn

“Thank you for the beautiful coffin you made for my lovely sister.”

Beth

“Thank you for making my precious mother’s funeral so special.”

Madelenie

“Thank you so much for making such a beautiful willow crib coffin for our baby. You were so kind, spending so long with us, helping us to decide what we wanted. When we came to collect the crib it was just perfect.”

Juliet

“I wanted to let you know that I thought it was quite lovely. She would, I am sure, have approved of it and it was very much admired by many people who attended her funeral”

Erif

“My family and I are grateful to your firm for making such a beautiful coffin. Particularly we would like to thank the craftsman who produced it with such a high level of skill.”

Richard

“Great coffins at great prices and wonderful friendly service.”

Heart and Soul Funerals

“Thank you for the beautiful coffin which you made for my wife.”

Ed

“Thank you so much for all your help and support regarding Mum and Dad and their coffins. Both coffins were beautiful and it was a privilege to be able to carry them.”

Jane

“Just to say thank you so much for allowing us to help weave John’s coffin. It was a very emotional, but healing thing to do.”

The Micklewrights

“The family and I spent yesterday morning helping to weave my wife’s coffin. Thanks to the staff, their friendliness, helpfulness and patience it was a wonderful experience – and the coffin itself a thing of beauty.”

Tony

“Thank you so much for letting us assist you whilst making my husband’s coffin. It was such a calming, peaceful, fulfilling experience. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Many thanks for your time and care.”

The Brown Family

“We just wanted to say a massive thank you for having us down to help make the coffin. We had a lovely day – all things considered! Everybody we met was lovely, kind and friendly and we’d love to visit again under better circumstances!”

Victoria, Olivia, Georgia & Conner

“I can’t thank you enough for going above and beyond to allow us to have the funeral yesterday.”

Julie & Gordon

“My experience with Musgrove Willows was heart-warming. My husband always wanted an eco-friendly burial and they helped me to achieve that with care and support.”

Susan, Dorchester

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