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Gardening for Biodiversity

Come to Wildacres Nature Reserve for a rewarding experience and informative workshop on Gardening for Biodiversity.

In the relaxed stress-free atmosphere and the nature filled setting of Wildacres, learn and explore what you can do in your outdoor space, whether that is a small courtyard, back garden or a few acres. Find out how you can attract in an array of fascinating and stunning wildlife, for you to observe and enjoy throughout the seasons.

The workshop will include an indoor seated visual presentation in The Big Green Barn followed by an engaging guided tour of specific areas within the nature reserve including the wildlife ponds, wildflower meadow, native hedgerow, pollinator beds and butterfly border. There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A.

Topics covered will include:

  • The different types of habitats you can create in your outdoor space.
  • The various species of wildlife you can attract and expect to see.
  • The selection of native and non-native plants, that are both highly attractive to wildlife and visually stunning to have in your garden.
  • The additional measures you can take by erecting nest boxes, roosting boxes, bee hotels, bumblebee nesting cavities and much more to help wildlife and also provide you with endless hours of fascination.

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

You will also receive a gift of a young native willow tree (a tree which supports a significant amount of native Irish Wildlife).

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: Wellies recommended, some rough ground.

* 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

Gardening for Biodiversity

Come to Wildacres Nature Reserve for a rewarding experience and informative workshop on Gardening for Biodiversity.

In the relaxed stress-free atmosphere and the nature filled setting of Wildacres, learn and explore what you can do in your outdoor space, whether that is a small courtyard, back garden or a few acres. Find out how you can attract in an array of fascinating and stunning wildlife, for you to observe and enjoy throughout the seasons.

The workshop will include an indoor seated visual presentation in The Big Green Barn followed by an engaging guided tour of specific areas within the nature reserve including the wildlife ponds, wildflower meadow, native hedgerow, pollinator beds and butterfly border. There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A.

Topics covered will include:

  • The different types of habitats you can create in your outdoor space.
  • The various species of wildlife you can attract and expect to see.
  • The selection of native and non-native plants, that are both highly attractive to wildlife and visually stunning to have in your garden.
  • The additional measures you can take by erecting nest boxes, roosting boxes, bee hotels, bumblebee nesting cavities and much more to help wildlife and also provide you with endless hours of fascination.

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

You will also receive a gift of a young native willow tree (a tree which supports a significant amount of native Irish Wildlife).

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: Wellies recommended, some rough ground.

* 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