Pre school Visit The Willows

You have probably got the gist by now that we pretty like kidding around here at The Willows – what with all of our kids, the dogs, the Hortus Crew ;including a couple of young twenty somethings and some older more mature “young at heart” adults and the pigs and we like nothing more than […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 10/06/2013

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Man To Dad Competition

Sam, director at Hortus Ligneous is the youngest child of 5, his eldest sister Zebby is a keen photographer and runs a fabulous little business, Zip-a-dee-doo-dah (www.zipadee.co.uk).   She often visits us in Melton Mowbray and captures our special family moments.  We are such a fan of her work that when we can, we rope […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 16/06/2012

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The meaning of Hortus Ligneous

Sam had a lovely little business back in the year 2000, built on “word of mouth” and reputation.  He was enjoying all the projects he was embarking upon and decided that it was time to decide on a company name. Business was good.  Life was good.  But something was missing.  He now had a business […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 17/05/2012

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The Early Days at Hortus Ligneous

In the early days Hortus Ligneous would build stables and sheds and erect fences.  The earliest project Sam recalls taking on with the business was re-furnishing a stable yard.  Sam made a variety of stable doors, re roofed some old barns and even built a horse-walker.  These equestrian projects were  significant in getting us where […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 10/05/2012

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And so Hortus Ligneous was born….

Hortus Ligneous is the brain child of my gorgeous husband Sam.  He was brought up in our current family home, being the youngest of five children.  The house was developed from a 200 year old two up, two down cottage.  One out building was restored into a fully functional workshop, where much of The Willows […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 04/05/2012

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