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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. The program encourages 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, we will visit your garden to provide advice and answer any questions you may have about your garden and the type of wildlife you would like to attract. After the visit you will receive a garden report, a Gardens for Wildlife booklet and a letterbox sticker to help promote the program, along with regular newsletters.

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

How to register your garden

If you're a Knox resident or business and would like to participate in our Gardens for Wildlife program, fill in our short registration form below.

Register

Become a volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to become involved in your community. Being a volunteer can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

The Gardens for Wildlife program is always delighted to welcome new volunteers to visit (with an experienced volunteer) the gardens of Knox residents, to encourage and guide them in creating areas in their garden to support local wildlife. Sign up below.

Sign up

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 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.
View a list of Friends Groups in Knox.

More information

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

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