Monash Gardens for Wildlife program

Monash Gardens for Wildlife

Join our Gardens for Wildlife program and we’ll help you to create an indigenous garden in your own property.

By creating a habitat garden, you'll be increasing biodiversity which is good for the environment and our local wildlife.

Council conducts free Gardens for Wildlife workshops run by our own bush crew, so you can learn more about plant selection, weeds, maintenance, etc. If you would like to be notified of the next workshop or have any questions please email

Join our program and receive:

  • free Monash Gardens for Wildlife booklet
  • free seedlings voucher (20 indigenous plants)
  • invitations to networking events and workshops

The Monash Gardens for Wildlife booklet:

  • Includes photos of native plants that will prosper as they are suited to the local climate and soils. These plants will also attract (and provide food and shelter for) native wildlife, including birds, bees and frogs.
  • Identifies weeds so that people can avoid planting them or consider removing them.

You will be able to find out how to create a thriving native garden in this FREE booklet, produced by Council.

Monash Gardens for Wildlife - English version (pdf, 6MB)

Monash Gardens for Wildlife - Chinese version (pdf, 8MB)

Council produced this booklet with the aim of promoting biodiversity. Having a variety of plant and animal life in local gardens will help ensure the survival of species that are struggling with the impacts of urbanisation.

You can also ask for a copy of the Gardens for Wildlife booklet to be sent to you by either::

  • Filling in this online form, or
  • calling our Customer Service team on 9518 3555

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Last updated: 29 June 2020