Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

In the middle of industrial Grangemouth, Jupiter is a fantastic demonstration of how urban green spaces can be created from wasteland. Besides the surprising variety of wildlife, the reserve is a valuable educational and community resource.

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
  • Sept to Oct for fungi
  • Aug for damselflies

Visit for:

  • 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

The paths around Jupiter are generally even and flat. Wheelchair access is possible around most of the reserve. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Visitor Centre opening times

The Visitor Centre is open Monday to Saturday (April to September). Opening times are 10 am to 5 pm. 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@swt.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.


Share this page



The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (registered number SC040247), having its registered office at

Harbourside House, 110 Commercial St, Edinburgh EH6 6NF. It is also a Scottish registered charity (charity number SC005792). Privacy policy & Cookie policy.