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Autumn 2022 Round – Applications open 26 March – 17 April

Applications for our upcoming Autumn 2022 round of the Habitat Heroes Program will be open from 26 March and closing at midnight 17 April. To register please follow the registration link that will be available on this page.

*You must be a Wyndham resident to be eligible to apply for this program.

If you have any questions about the program, you can contact us at HabitatHeroes@wyndham.vic.gov.au

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Are you interested in gardening?

Are you keen to attract native birds and other native wildlife to your garden?

Then why not become a Habitat Hero? This program is an exciting initiative to help Wyndham residents learn about using locally native (Australian) plants in their gardens and to create a small garden for wildlife.

No experience is necessary to join the project. You just need an interest in gardening and in helping to protect local plants and animals.

Our gardens provide an opportunity to support our unique plants and animals. Many local plants are great choices for landscaping and can be used in any style of garden. In addition, your garden can provide a stepping stone for native birds and animals to move safely across our highly urbanised landscape.

Download Habitat Heroes Booklet

What’s involved?

Our Habitat Heroes project provides practical guidance in how to create a habitat garden.

By participating you will:

  • Discover our incredibly rich and diverse local flora and fauna.
  • Learn how to work with our soils to help improve gardening success.
  • Learn how to plan and develop a small wildlife garden.
  • Receive 40 free plants (tube stock) and advice on designing your mini habitat garden from landscape experts.
  • Get to know local residents with similar interests.
  • Receive expert advice from a landscape designer.

Important Dates

Day 1 – Workshops
An introduction to habitat gardens, the plants and animals of Wyndham, and basic garden design and preparation.
Date: 1 May, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Encore Events Centre, 80 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing

Day 2 – Open Native Gardens
Take a tour of several local native gardens to inspire your own habitat design and see design elements and native plants in use first-hand.
Date: 8 May, 2022
Time: TBA
Where: Various locations around Wyndham

Garden Consults
Enjoy a one-hour garden consult with one of our experienced program consultants. They will help you refine your habitat garden design, advise on garden preparation, and create a plant list for your garden. Consults will be booked individually at a time that suits you.
Date: 14 May – 12 June

Day 3 – Nursery Visit
Take a tour of Newport Lakes native nursery to understand more about our indigenous plant species. Collect your habitat heroes’ plants at the end of the tour.
Date: 18 June, 2022
Time: 10:00am
Where: Newport Lakes Native Nursery, 2 Lakes Drive, Newport

 

 

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