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Gardens for Wildlife (G4W)

The Gardens for Wildlife (G4W) program is in partnership with the Knox Environment Society (KES) and is designed to encourage residents and businesses in Knox to create an area in their garden for local wildlife. This can be done by providing habitat planted with locally indigenous, Australian native or suitable exotic species.

The program is free to join and once you have registered, an assessor will visit to provide advice and answer any questions you may have about your garden space and the type of wildlife you would like to attract. After the visit you will receive a 'report pack' containing a written assessment, a Certificate of Achievement, a Gardens for Wildlife booklet, a letterbox plaque to help promote the program and further garden and local wildlife information.

'Like' the Gardens for Wildlife Facebook page to get current information on local flora, fauna and current events in Knox and share your garden and wildlife stories, photos and experiences.

How to Register

If you are a Knox resident and would like to participate in the Gardens for Wildlife Program, please complete the online registration form.

Creating a Garden for Wildlife

Gardens for Wildlife 'Recipes' will give you information on how to create or enhance your garden for wildlife, how to provide suitable habitat and food for wildlife and tips on how to attract wildlife into your garden.

What is Biodiversity?

With more than 1.9 million known species of animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms and a multitude of species yet to be discovered, the Earth is simply teeming with life. Living organisms come in thousands of shapes, sizes, colours and are found everywhere from the depths of the oceans to the highest mountain peaks, to your very own back garden! This huge variety of life is called 'biodiversity'.

Unfortunately, biodiversity is declining every year, as more and more species are dying out. Loss in biodiversity also endangers our own basic needs for survival.

You can help by joining a Friends Group or registering in the Gardens for Wildlife program. Visit this web page for a list of Friends Groups in Knox.

Living examples of wildlife gardens in Knox

View photos and stories from other Gardens for Wildlife participants around Knox.

Living with Wildlife in Knox

In Knox we are very fortunate to have a large variety of wildlife that visit or reside alongside us. Learn more about some of our wild neighbours.

Peregrine Post Newsletters

Gardens for Wildlife participants receive the Peregrine Post newsletter every two months. The Peregrine Post features articles on our native flora and fauna together with useful information on environmental weeds, upcoming events and ways to help your local environment. View past editions of the Peregrine Post.

For More Information

If you would like more information about our Gardens for Wildlife Program, please contact our Biodiversity team on 9298 8000 or email g4w@knox.vic.gov.au.

Tawny Frogmouth
Grevillea Rosmarinifolia
Habitat Tree
Souther Boobook Owl
Butterfly Imperial White
Correa ‘Dusky Bells’
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