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.
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:
- Green Living Casey
- Gardens for Wildlife Victoria
- Or subscribe to the Green Living in Casey Newsletter
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:
- Colouring sheet: What makes a Wildlife Garden
- Information poster: What makes a Wildlife Garden
- Your sustainable garden guide
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
Nurseries which stock indigenous plants that are suitable for gardens in Casey are listed below: