Creating A Nature Reserve (of any size!)

Whether you have your own garden, acres of land or a community space, this workshop will help you learn how to bring biodiversity back through managed rewilding. You will learn about several ways to do this, where to start, and the wonderful wildlife species you’d expect to return.

The workshop will include an indoor seated visual presentation in The Big Green Barn and an engaging and informative guided tour of Wildacres wih Brian and Gilly.

Wildacres is a wonderful 17.5-acre nature reserve teeming with wildlife, that was once 4 fields of heavily grazed pasture. Since 2017 Gilly Taylor and Brian O’Toole have transformed the land into a beautiful haven for wildlife by creating habitats for our native flora and fauna including:

  • 25 wildlife ponds (kitchen sink size to football pitch size)
  • 8 acres of native woodland
  • 4 acres of native wildflower/wild grass meadow
  • 1-acre traditional orchard and tree nursery
  • 2km of native hedgerow
  • Almost 1 km of river riparian zone of the Redcross river, a stunning meandering stream
  • Many more biodiversity initiatives

Workshop includes a refreshment break for a Cuppa and Cookies seated overlooking the ¾ acre wildlife pond.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Group Size: 10-14

Price: €65*

Age: 16+ years (must be accompanied by an adult)

Weather: Please dress for the great outdoors and Irish weather.

Suitability: Some uneven ground. Sturdy outdoor footwear recommended.

* Note: Wildacres is a Social Enterprise and all proceeds from tours, walks, workshops, courses and products go directly towards biodiversity protection, restoration and education through the Wildacres Nature Reserve Project.

Book below

Creating a Nature Reserve (of any size!)

Whether you have your own garden, acres of land or a community space, this workshop will help you learn how to bring biodiversity back through managed rewilding. You will learn about several ways to do this, where to start, and the wonderful wildlife species you’d expect to return.

The workshop will include an indoor seated visual presentation in The Big Green Barn and an engaging and informative guided tour of Wildacres wih Brian and Gilly.

Wildacres is a wonderful 17.5-acre nature reserve teeming with wildlife, that was once 4 fields of heavily grazed pasture. Since 2017 Gilly Taylor and Brian O’Toole have transformed the land into a beautiful haven for wildlife by creating habitats for our native flora and fauna including:

  • 25 wildlife ponds (kitchen sink size to football pitch size)
  • 8 acres of native woodland
  • 4 acres of native wildflower/wild grass meadow
  • 1-acre traditional orchard and tree nursery
  • 2km of native hedgerow
  • Almost 1 km of river riparian zone of the Redcross river, a stunning meandering stream
  • Many more biodiversity initiatives
Duration: 2.5 hours

Group Size: 10-14

Price: €65*

Age: 16+ years (must be accompanied by an adult)

Weather: Please dress for the great outdoors and Irish weather.

Suitability: Some uneven ground. Sturdy outdoor footwear recommended.

* Note: Wildacres is a Social Enterprise and all proceeds from tours, walks, workshops, courses and products go directly towards biodiversity protection, restoration and education through the Wildacres Nature Reserve Project.

Book below