Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, in the middle of industrial Grangemouth, is a fantastic example of how wasteland can be transformed into an urban green space that provides a rich habitat and haven for wildlife. The centre is open all year and there are lots of ideas for improving gardens for wildlife.

Upcoming events

Download our latest events programme to find out what's happening at Jupiter – including our Wildlife Watch group for 8 to 12 year olds. For more info, please contact 01324 486 475.

Silver birch © Anemone Projectors

Why visit?

  • Visit an urban wildlife oasis
  • Introduce children to wildlife
  • A wasteland returned to nature
  • Plenty of variety in a small area

Best time to visit?

  • Mar to May for woodland birds
  • May to Aug for wildflowers
  • Aug for dragonflies & damselflies
  • Sept to Oct for fungi

Visit for:

  • Pond
  • Wildflowers
  • Grasslands
  • Woodlands
  • Birdwatching


Jupiter is situated north of the M9 between junctions 5 and 6. From Beancross Road, turn north onto Newlands Road, then left onto Newhouse Road, left onto Wood Street, and Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre is on your right. From Beancross Road, the route is signposted with brown tourist signs.

Getting onto the reserve

Car parking is in front of the Wildlife Centre. Access to the reserve is via a path to the left of the building.

Getting round this reserve

There is disabled access to Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre (including disabled toilets). Paths are wheelchair friendly. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Visitor Centre opening times

April to September: Monday to Saturday - 10am to 5pm

October to March: Monday to Friday - 10am to 5pm or dusk (whichever comes first)

Please phone ahead to check that the centre and reserve are open before making your journey. Entry is free of charge.

Contact details

T 01324 486 475
E jupiterranger@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

There are plenty of ways to get involved at Jupiter. These include helping run educational events and carrying out practical reserve tasks. Volunteering at Jupiter is fun, satisfying and social. For more information please contact the Jupiter Rangers.


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