Attract more Wildlife to your Outdoor Space

Marvel at Nature’s Beauty

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Reconnect With Nature

Improve Your Health and Well-Being

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Ideal for Individuals, Groups or Corporates

Have Fun Learning Together and Take Action for Biodiversity

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Create Ponds for Biodiversity

Restoring Exciting Rewarding

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The wonderful life of our Native Irish Honey Bee

Experience How Honey is Made from ‘Flower To Jar’

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About Wildacres

Wildacres is a Nature Reserve and Biodiversity Education Centre set on 17.5 acres, bordered by the beautiful Redcross river, close to Brittas Bay in Southeast Wicklow and just one hour south of Dublin City Centre.

We are an Environmental Social Enterprise dedicated to biodiversity restoration, protection, monitoring, and education. Our mission is to inspire and help others to make a positive difference for the environment and their well-being.

We host a range of engaging and entertaining nature-based tours and interactive workshops for individuals, community groups & clubs, and corporates.

Acres of restored wildlife habitat

Native trees planted

Wildlife Ponds Created

Acre wildflower meadow regenerated

About Wildacres

Wildacres is a Nature Reserve and Biodiversity Education Centre set on 17.5 acres, bordered by the beautiful Redcross river, close to Brittas Bay in Southeast Wicklow and just one hour south of Dublin City Centre.

We are an Environmental Social Enterprise dedicated to biodiversity restoration, protection, monitoring, and education. Our mission is to inspire and help others to make a positive difference for the environment and their well-being.

We host a range of engaging and entertaining nature-based tours and interactive workshops for individuals, community groups & clubs, and corporates.

17.5

Acres of restored wildlife habitat

12,000+

NATIVE TREES PLANTED

30+

WILDLIFE PONDS CREATED

4

ACRE WILDFLOWER MEADOW REGENERATED

FEATURED IN

Irish Independent
Irish Times
PrimeTime
RTE Radio One

WHAT'S ON AT WILDACRES

Inspiring biodiversity themed events

Guided Nature Experience

Connect with Nature and Discover Irish Wildlife

The Honey Tour

The fascinating journey - How Honey is produced from flower to jar (sustainably)

Gardening for Biodiversity

Learn about Wildlife Gardening with this fun workshop

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Any size! Attract Wildlife to Your Outdoor Space

Testimonials

‘Thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to Wildacres Nature Reserve which is beautifully situated on the banks of the Red Cross river in County Wicklow. Brian and Gilly’s passion and enthusiasm for Wildacres is infectious and thanks to their regenerative approach, it was wonderful to see an abundance of wildlife and biodiversity. I look forward to my next visit.’

– Genevieve Whitfield

‘What Gilly and Brian have achieved at Wildacres is simply incredible. It was inspirational. The whole experience was highly engaging and very interesting, and Gilly and Brian are fantastic hosts. The team really enjoyed the day, and everyone left feeling very energised and inspired’.

– Gita Shah, Chief Sustainability Officer, Alternus Energy

‘What an outstanding educational location for restoring nature and biodiversity. Gilly and Brian have established beautiful wooded, wetlands in such a short time, bursting with wildlife and wildflowers. We really enjoyed their workshop, and it gave us inspiration for our own journey with woodlands.’

– Fred Combe

‘Your passion and knowledge have truly inspired and enlightened us. We are grateful for the effort you put into sharing your love for nature with us. Your work is invaluable and has made a positive impact on our understanding and appreciation of the world around us. Thank you for everything you do!’

– Irma Zilyte, EMEA Collections Manager Yahoo!

‘We spent a wonderful day in Wildacres learning about building wildlife ponds. Gilly and Brian were extremely knowledgeable, and we were very impressed with the whole experience.’

– William and Rachel Kennedy

‘It was an enlightening, refreshing, and memorable experience that left a lasting impression on everyone in our group. I highly recommend to anyone seeking a unique and impactful journey into the wonders of nature.’

– Lisa Dooley, Creative Director, The FACTORY

‘Fantastic day out at Wildacres. My husband and I have taken part in both the honey tour and the biodiversity workshop. I would highly recommend this to anyone with an interest in biodiversity. The location is beautiful, and the hosts are passionate and hugely knowledgeable. It’s a lovely morning spent in nature – treat yourself to a day out at Wildacres!’

– Elaine Mooney

‘Earth Day Lunch-and-Learn over Microsoft Teams to our hundreds of group-wide employees in multiple countries – The obvious passion and knowledge of the native species’ (both horticulturally and zoologically speaking) that Brian and Gilly brought to that presentation was infectious.’

– Stacey O’Sullivan, BIM Department Co-ordinator Murphy Geospatial

‘My wife and I spent last Saturday morning at the ‘Gardening for Biodiversity’ workshop at Wildacres. Gilly and Brian’s passion and enthusiasm are infectious. We left with our heads buzzing (pun intended) with ideas.’

– Shay King

‘Thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to Wildacres Nature Reserve which is beautifully situated on the banks of the Red Cross river in County Wicklow. Brian and Gilly’s passion and enthusiasm for Wildacres is infectious and thanks to their regenerative approach, it was wonderful to see an abundance of wildlife and biodiversity. I look forward to my next visit.’

– Genevieve Whitfield

‘What Gilly and Brian have achieved at Wildacres is simply incredible. It was inspirational. The whole experience was highly engaging and very interesting, and Gilly and Brian are fantastic hosts. The team really enjoyed the day, and everyone left feeling very energised and inspired’.

– Gita Shah, Chief Sustainability Officer, Alternus Energy

‘What an outstanding educational location for restoring nature and biodiversity. Gilly and Brian have established beautiful wooded, wetlands in such a short time, bursting with wildlife and wildflowers. We really enjoyed their workshop, and it gave us inspiration for our own journey with woodlands.’

– Fred Combe

‘Your passion and knowledge have truly inspired and enlightened us. We are grateful for the effort you put into sharing your love for nature with us. Your work is invaluable and has made a positive impact on our understanding and appreciation of the world around us. Thank you for everything you do!’

– Irma Zilyte, EMEA Collections Manager Yahoo!

‘We spent a wonderful day in Wildacres learning about building wildlife ponds. Gilly and Brian were extremely knowledgeable, and we were very impressed with the whole experience.’

– William and Rachel Kennedy

‘It was an enlightening, refreshing, and memorable experience that left a lasting impression on everyone in our group. I highly recommend to anyone seeking a unique and impactful journey into the wonders of nature.’

– Lisa Dooley, Creative Director, The FACTORY

‘Fantastic day out at Wildacres. My husband and I have taken part in both the honey tour and the biodiversity workshop. I would highly recommend this to anyone with an interest in biodiversity. The location is beautiful, and the hosts are passionate and hugely knowledgeable. It’s a lovely morning spent in nature – treat yourself to a day out at Wildacres!’

– Elaine Mooney

‘Earth Day Lunch-and-Learn over Microsoft Teams to our hundreds of group-wide employees in multiple countries – The obvious passion and knowledge of the native species’ (both horticulturally and zoologically speaking) that Brian and Gilly brought to that presentation was infectious.’

– Stacey O’Sullivan, BIM Department Co-ordinator Murphy Geospatial

‘My wife and I spent last Saturday morning at the ‘Gardening for Biodiversity’ workshop at Wildacres. Gilly and Brian’s passion and enthusiasm are infectious. We left with our heads buzzing (pun intended) with ideas.’

– Shay King

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