Gardens for Wildlife

Landcare is bringing Elspeth Swan to the Blackwood Hall at 7pm on Wednesday, March 31 to launch the Gardens for Wildlife program in our area.

Elspeth is a biodiversity expert who has been involved in the establishment of the program within the Shire of Moorabool (more here:

Gardens for Wildlife is a voluntary program for land holders who are interested in creating wildlife habitats on their property. The program aims to bring the community together to support our local plants and animals and increase our understanding of the region’s unique wildlife.

The philosophy of the program is to build networks of like-minded gardeners in towns around the shire to share ideas about wildlife friendly practices and what to plant to attract more birds, butterflies, insects and wildlife to urban gardens.

As well as helping wildlife, getting out and enjoying gardens is good for our health and well-being.


The program’s specially trained Garden Guides assist participants design wildlife-friendly gardens and show gardeners ways to attract more species.

Garden guides visit participants in their gardens, discuss the visions of the garden and prepare a short report suggesting ways to to make their gardens even more beneficial to our native wildlife.

Gardens offer us refuges, food, recreation and a place to connect with nature. The team of volunteers all have a passion for gardening and the conservation of our indigenous plants and animals.

Being part of this program is an opportunity to share a passion for gardens and to be part of a like-minded and inclusive community.

Projector and screen needed

Does anyone have a digital projector and screen that could be borrowed for Elspeth’s presentation? If so, please email Shane at

There is no need to book in for this free community event.

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