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Gardens for Wildlife (G4W)

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Gardens for Wildlife (G4W) is a free program that equips gardeners of all abilities with the support and materials they need to create a wildlife-friendly garden in Casey.

Residents can register their interest to receive in-person advice about how to create habitat in their own garden, as well as a voucher to purchase indigenous plants.

About the G4W program

G4W is run through a partnership between the City of Casey and the Casey community in affiliation with Gardens for Wildlife Victoria. The program fosters the community’s understanding of local biodiversity, while also serving to create connections between residents and support nearby indigenous nurseries to do their important work.

The G4W program has many benefits. Participants will:  

  • Learn how to enhance their garden in a way which attracts local wildlife
  • Receive a free garden assessment including advice on local indigenous plants 
  • Become part of a network of like-minded people and experience a greater sense of community.

Our applications for a garden visit are currently at capacity so we are not taking registrations at this time. Please check back at a later stage or alternatively you can leave your name and email so that we can notify you when applications open.

Apply now

The G4W program is powered by volunteers. Thank you for your patience in waiting for your garden visit to be scheduled. 

Want to know more?

Learn more about the G4W program and keep up to date with environmental news in Casey through:

Become a G4W Volunteer 

View the G4W Garden Guide volunteer role description

Become a G4W volunteer

Anyone who is interested in helping others create a space which promotes local wildlife is encouraged to apply to be a volunteer 'Garden Guide'. 

Garden Guides will:

  • Receive training in wildlife-friendly gardening
  • Create connections with other passionate locals
  • Become part of the G4W network. 

You do not need expert knowledge of gardening or biodiversity to apply. You are welcome to submit your application to be part of the next intake. A Council officer will be in touch with you to discuss your application,

Gardens for Wildlife booklet

The Gardens for Wildlife booklet is full of information and advice to help you create your own wildlife-friendly garden. 

The following resources are also available:

Habitat Hero Video Series

Watch our video series to get some tips on how to create a wildlife friendly garden. From six easy steps to inspirational stories from Casey residents who have transformed their own properties into wildlife havens, these short videos will inspire you and provide practical advice.  

Indigenous Plant Nurseries

Planting Indigenous plants in your garden has many benefits. You can find out more about the Indigenous Plants in Casey and see our Sustainable Garden Guide for tips.

Nurseries which stock indigenous plants that are suitable for gardens in Casey are listed below: