Wild Spirit Woods
A hidden haven between the Peaks and Plains.
Dawn De Vivre Founder
It was Dawns' wish for these woods to be kept wild with a meadow garden where people could meet in friendship and connect with nature.
Appointed Woodland Guardian, Ancient and Sacred Trees volunteer run not for profit planting and protecting trees leads a team of volunteers to care for the land including the garden and woodland.
The Meadow Garden
Begun by Dawn the meadow garden has been finished by her loving husband Lionel. It is in the early stages with many saplings including native and fruit trees. Thousands of bulbs flowering in the Spring. Magnolias surround a beautiful bench to sit and look out over the Cheshire plain. In time a labyrinth and other things. Just as Dawn would have wished.
The Wild Wood
Thronged with thousands of wildflowers, red campion, stitchwort, bluebells, wild garlic and more. Tiny paths wind through the trees. Humans are the guests here and are expected to tread very carefully. There are small places being created to contemplate the stream, flowers and trees.
A place to meet the more-than-human and the wild within and without.
Please see the Jack In The Green events programme for what's on.
Homes For Our Wild Friends
Homes for our wild friends will be created including owl, bat and bird boxes, insect hotels and a pond. Some brambles are being cleared to allow more flowers. The woods as far as possible being left undisturbed.
Shelter For Humans
A large lofty tipi reaching towards the sky. A place for people to gather in companionship and inspiration. A warm wooden winter lodge with fire for long icy dark nights. Cold running water and places to sit. A camp fire with smoke spiralling up to the stars. A simple life.
Community Get Togethers
Free community activities for you to be involved with.
Volunteers under the auspices of Ancient and Sacred Trees tend to the land.
Small evening gatherings held by Jack In The Green to celebrate the wheel of the year. We bring food & music to share as we sit around the fire under the stars.
Car sharing is encouraged as there is limited parking. We are neurodiverse and hidden disability friendly. All are welcome.
A Community Venue
A small charge is made to use the facilities. The money raised goes towards tending the woods with a small amount donated to planting and protecting trees across the UK and the Tropics with Ancient and Sacred Trees.