Gardens for Wildlife


Nillumbik Gardens for Wildlife (G4W) is a partnership between Nillumbik Shire Council and community members to engage the public in creating habitat gardens for local wildlife.

The program offers a garden visit to local residents from two of our trained volunteer Garden Guides. They will provide encouragement and guidance on how to provide habitat for wildlife through gardening on private property.

If you would like more information about volunteering as a Garden Guide, please visit Nillumbik's Better Impact site.


How does it work?

  • The program is designed by the local community in partnership with Council to meet local needs
  • Joining the program is free
  • Usually, the program would involve two trained Garden Guides visiting your garden to provide advice and support. During COVID social distancing restrictions, these visits will be conducted via phone or Skype/Zoom with continuing online/phone support
  • Garden visits are non-judgemental and provide insights/information to assist you to increase habitat and food sources for wildlife in your garden
  • Participants are provided with information on wildlife gardening, and access to the larger network overseen by Gardens for Wildlife Victoria
  • The program will begin roll out in July 2020 with 50 garden visits planned for the year

Please note: the first round of this program will involve 50 participants. We have been overjoyed to receive such a positive response and these 50 places have now been filled. Please continue with the form to add your name to the waiting list, though we advise that we may not be able to reach you until 2021.

To register your interest in the Gardens for Wildlife program, please complete the form below and a team member will contact you.


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