Join our Nillumbik Gardens for Wildlife program

Published on 23 July 2020


Learn how to create a haven for local wildlife in your own garden by joining the new Nillumbik Gardens for Wildlife program.

The program is a partnership between the community and Nillumbik Shire Council, funded by the State Government through its Caring for Our Local Environment initiative, to create habitat gardens to nurture our native flora and fauna.

Registrations are now open for the free program which involves trained volunteer garden guides providing advice and encouragement to registered participants on increasing habitat and natural food sources for wildlife.

There are many ways to create wildlife habitat in the garden and even small changes can have a big impact.

Nillumbik Mayor Karen Egan said Gardens for Wildlife was a wonderful program that would provide guidance for gardens of all shapes and sizes.

“We are lucky to live in the Green Wedge Shire and this program will help further support the natural habitat and the native birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that also call this region home,” Cr Egan said.

“And during the restrictions we face as a result of COVID-19, more of us are appreciating spending time in our gardens, which is great for our health and wellbeing in these difficult times.”

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Gardens for Wildlife will be conducted virtually at this time. Spaces are limited and we expect the program to be very popular. Those that miss out on a place will be put on a waiting list.

Participants will receive a report on their garden, a voucher for 20 free plants from Edendale Nursery or Nillumbik Nursery, a G4W letterbox plaque featuring the Brush-tailed Phascogale and resource booklets with further information about wildlife gardening.

Participants will also join part of the wider Victorian G4W network sharing stories and advice on wildlife gardens. To register to be part of the program, go to our website page.