The Enchanted Forest
Become a Part of Barretstown
Looking for a unique, thoughtful and sustainable gift? Sponsor a tree in The Enchanted Forest at Barretstown for someone special. A native Irish tree will be planted in their honour in The Enchanted Forest at Barretstown, located beside our magical castle.
This sustainable initiative launched in conjunction with the Tree Council of Ireland, will see 3,000 native Irish trees planted in The Enchanted Forest at Barretstown. The Enchanted Forest will be open to the public each year during Barretstown’s Open Days, when people are invited to visit the forest and see the impact of their support for children living with serious illness.
Sponsoring a Tree
The trees can be sponsored for €75 each and make a perfect gift to commemorate a special event, anniversary or birthday. The perfect unique gift for any occasion, the lucky recipient will always have a little piece of their own Barretstown magic.
To sponsor a tree in our Enchanted Forest, please complete the form below. The recipient will receive a beautiful pack containing their unique personalised Enchanted Forest Certificate bound in a beautiful folder.
To sponsor a tree in our Enchanted Forest, please complete the form below. You can also visit our FAQ section below the form for more information.
Who plants and maintains the trees?
Trees planted in The Enchanted Forest will be planted in conjunction with the Tree Council of Ireland. Trees will be maintained and managed by the Barretstown team. All reasonable care will be taken to ensure the best care of the trees, but Barretstown cannot be held responsible for damage to trees outside its control. Should something happen to a tree that has been allocated to a person, it will be replaced with a comparable alternative.
Can I visit my tree?
You can visit The Enchanted Forest during the annual Barretstown Open Days. In 2023 the Summer Big Picnic Open Day will take place on Sunday 16th July and the Winter Wonderland Open Days will take place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to visit The Enchanted Forest at any other time.
Are the trees uniquely identifiable?
Each tree will be allocated a personal number linked to the certificate granted to recipients. Each tree will only be allocated a single number. The trees will be identifiable by a central map indicating numbers but no plaques or other personalisation of the trees will be possible, to avoid damage to the tree.
Receipt of a tree certificate does not imply ownership of the tree itself, the tree cannot be moved or personalised in any way.
Can I plant the tree myself?
Unfortunately, no. The trees are planted by the Barretstown team, as they can only be planted at certain times of the year.
Terms and conditions of sale
Once the certificate has been issued the purchase is non refundable.
Barretstown reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website.
How do you manage my data?
Your submission of personal information to Barretstown is governed by our Privacy Notice. To view our Privacy Notice https://www.barretstown.org/privacy-notice/.