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Gardens for Wildlife (G4W)

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

The program is free to join and once you have registered, assessors will visit your garden 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, a Certificate of Achievement, a Gardens for Wildlife booklet and a letterbox sticker to help promote the program.

'Like' the Gardens for Wildlife Facebook page to get 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 or business and would like to participate in the Gardens for Wildlife Program, please complete our short online registration form.

Sign up for G4W

Biodiversity - what is it?

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 garden! This huge variety of life is called 'biodiversity'.

Unfortunately, biodiversity is declining every year, as more and more species are dying out. Loss of 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.

Peregrine Post Newsletters

Gardens for Wildlife participants receive regular newsletters featuring articles on our native flora and fauna together with useful information on environmental weeds, upcoming events and ways to help your local environment.

If you have a story, experience or photos you'd like to share, contact us at g4W@knox.vic.gov.au. View past copies here.

More Information

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


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