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Autumn 2021 Round
Applications are now closed

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

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we will be running our Habitat Hero workshops online during 2021.

Please note that to be eligible to receive the free plants that are part of the program, you need to have a small area of garden available for planting your ‘garden for wildlife’ and must complete the simple tasks linked to each online workshop.

Week 1 - Habitat Gardening Workshop
Participants will receive links to program information and pre-recorded workshops to watch from home, at your own convenience.

Week 2 - Garden Design Workshop
Participants will receive links to program information and pre-recorded workshops to watch from home, at your own convenience.

Landscape Consult
You will receive a one-hour garden consult at your property with one of our Landscape Designers at a pre-arranged time in the weeks following our workshops.
Our Landscape Designers will help you develop a landscape plan for your habitat garden, whilst also answering any questions you may have and sharing their extensive knowledge of indigenous plants and garden design.

*Note - this consult will be conducted outdoors and will adhere to State Government COVID-19 restrictions.

 

 

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