The Autumn 2020 Round of Habitat Heroes has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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.
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.
- See how your garden can look by visiting a local native garden.
- Attend a tour of an indigenous nursery.
- Receive free plants 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.
Please note to take advantage of the program, you need to have a small area of garden available for planting your ‘garden for wildlife’ and must attend the Habitat Gardening Workshop.
Habitat Gardening Workshop
Sunday 22 March 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm
Encore Events Centre, 80 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing
Local Native Garden Visit
Sunday 22 March 2020
Address to be provided on the day during the morning session
Indigenous Nursery Tour and free plant collection
Saturday 23 May 2020
Newport Lakes Native Nursery
2 Lakes Drive, Newport