The Enchanted Forest

Sponsor a Tree

Looking for a unique, thoughtful and sustainable gift?  Sponsor a tree in The Enchanted Forest at Barretstown and dedicate it to someone special. A native Irish tree will be planted in their honour beside our magical castle.  This is a sustainable initiative launched in conjunction with the Tree Council of Ireland. Please complete the form and the recipient will receive a beautiful pack containing their unique personalised Enchanted Forest Certificate bound in a beautiful folder.  You can also visit our FAQ section below the form for more information.

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Become part of the Barretstown community

Hear stories about the life changing impact your support has on the lives of children living with cancer and other serious illness. Learn about our campaigns, fundraising and other ways for us to join together to achieve our mission.


The Enchanted Forest is located beside Barretstown’s magical castle and boasts 5,000 exquisite native Irish trees, all made possible through the generous contributions of supporters like you. By participating in this sustainable initiative, you have the opportunity to witness firsthand the positive impact your support has on children affected by serious illnesses.

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We invite you to visit the forest during our Open Days and immerse yourself in its magical ambiance, knowing that your contribution has helped to create a haven for seriously ill children.

Dedicate a tree today and leave a lasting legacy in The Enchanted Forest at Barretstown.

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Enchanted Forest FAQs

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://barretstown.org/privacy-notice/.