In addition, interactive exhibits in the pavilion showcase the benefits of trees and forests for climate, for nature, for wood and for people and how well managed forests can contribute to mitigating climate change and creating a sustainable future. From the walled gardens there is access to the treetop walk, the autism friendly sensory garden and an abundance of forest walking trails throughout the forest park.
The treetop walk with the viewing tower as well as the visitor centre buildings feature innovative timber construction techniques using locally sourced timber. A variety of sustainable technologies are built-in including solar photovoltaic panels and solar hot water panels, air to water heat pumps and rainwater harvesting to name a few.
Where possible the existing buildings at Avondale are being refurbished, repurposed and incorporated into the new design and the buildings will have a BER rating of A3. The landscaping of the gardens at Beyond the Trees Avondale follows the principles of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan for diversity of plantings attracting multiple pollinator species.