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Click on the dot points below for 'recipes' containing 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.
Click on the photos at the bottom of this page to view larger images of wildlife gardens.
| Gardens for Wildlife Booklet|
|Everyone who joins the Gardens for Wildlife program will receive a hard copy of the Gardens for Wildlife booklet which is full of useful tips, photos and information to help you enhance your garden for wildlife. An electronic version of the booklet is available clicking on the link at the bottom of this page and downloading it. |
| 'Landscape for Lifestyle'|
|The 'Landscape for Lifestyle' forum was held on 26 February 2007 at the Knox City Council Civic Centre. Robyn Mansfield, Landscape Architect at Knox City Council, presented on how to create a cottage, formal, courtyard and ‘family friendly’ garden using native plants. |
Click the links below to view the presentation given on the evening.
| Nest Boxes - why they're so important!|
|A range of native animals and birds are dependent on the natural hollows that develop in trees and some shrubs for shelter and/or breeding. The number of suitable nesting hollows in trees is declining throughout Victoria. Trees are dying and falling over and very few trees are becoming the age at which hollows form. It can take over 120 years for suitable hollows to develop in an eucalypt tree. |
Nest boxes provide an important supplement to naturally occurring hollows in urban areas. A number of native birds and mammals live amongst us and rely on our native gardens for food and shelter, however they are unable to breed due to the lack of sufficient nesting hollows. Click here for more information on why nest boxes are important to our wildlife, details on how to make your own nest boxes, how to maintain them and the specific requirements needed by different species.
| Indigenous & Native Plant Nurseries|
|Below are the details of just a few of the many indigenous and native plant nurseries to be found in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. |
Indigenous Plant Nurseries:
(plants that are native to the local area)
Knox Environment Society (KES)
Ferntree Gully Recreation Reserve (near the library on Burwood Highway)
(Melway Ref. 74 A5)
(Melway Ref: 74 A5)
Hours: 10am-4pm Sundays
Southern Dandenongs Community Nursery Inc.
(Melway Ref: 75 D12)
Hours: 10am-1pm Sundays
Candlebark Community Nursery Inc
Corner of Hull & Taylor Roads
Ph/Fax: (03) 9727 0594
(Melway Ref: 37 H12 - entry off Hull Road)
Hours: 9am-3.30pm Sun-Thurs
Native Plant Nurseries:
(plants native to Australia)
110 Clegg Rd
Mt Evelyn [opp Little John Ave]
Ph: (03) 9736 4364
Kuranga Native Nursery
118 York Road
Ph: (03) 9760 8100
530 Springvale Road
Ph: (03) 9546 9668