Dublin Zoo Celebrates National Tree Week with Tree-mendous Two-Day Event

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Dublin Zoo Celebrates National Tree Week with Tree-mendous Two-Day Event

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

To celebrate National Tree Week, Dublin Zoo will host a tree-mendously fun-filled and informative event for visitors on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of March. Over the course of the two-day experience, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of trees to our environment and how to plant and grow them, plus take part in lots of special activities, including wildlife inspired workshops and a tree trail. What’s more, those in attendance will also receive their very own complimentary tree to plant at home!

Saturday, 4th March

11 am - Walk with Stephen Butler, Curator of Horticulture. There is a wide range of native and exotic trees in the zoo, conifers that can reach 110 metres, willows that can grow 3ms a year, oaks that can have 500 insect species living in their canopy, birch that can be tapped to make wine from the sap, and confused ash that can be either male or female, come and find out more!

2pm - Biologist and radio personality Éanna Ni Lamhna will host a walk and talk tour for all on native species.

Sunday, 5th March

2pm – Well-known environmentalist Paddy Madden will give visitors an insight into planting and garden wildlife.

Visitors can also enjoy bilingual tours of Dublin Zoo’s Family Farm, hurley making demonstrations, themed arts and crafts for children, as well as horticulture tours around the Zoo throughout the weekend.


What: Tree Weekend

Who: Open to all visitors

When: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March

Time: 11am – 4pm 

Price: Standard rates apply





Please Note:

  • ·         Walk and Talk tour is free but pre-booking is essential by calling (01) 4748932
  • ·         Planting Workshop is free but pre-booking is essential by calling (01) 4748932 


*Complimentary trees will be oak tree saplings or whips. The number of complimentary trees available is limited and will be given on a first come first served basis; One tree will be given per family / group.

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