Jacksmill Forest Gardens is a seven acre biodiversity project creating a sustainable forest garden between Newcastle and Newtownmountkennedy, Wicklow. It is part of a social enterprise run by Huw and Caroline O’Toole which includes a remote working and creative hub, HUB 13, and allotments, Tírmór Allotments.
Our volunteers have helped with planting over 500 native trees of hawthorn, hazel, spindle, apple and more. These have created hedgerows and allotment borders that are rich in fruit to feed local birds and wildlife and help the site act as a biodiversity reserve located along an important wildlife corridor connecting the mountains to the sea.
Find out more about Jacksmill Forest Gardens here or watch their video below.
Watch this short introduction to Huw and Caroline's small holding, Jacksmill, in county Wicklow. It comprises HUB13, remote working hub, Tírmór allotments and Jacksmill Forest Gardens, dedicated to biodiversity and sustainable living.