'Gardens for Wildlife' aims to encourage and recognise wildlife-friendly gardens and environment-friendly practices in urban gardens.
Your ‘Garden for Wildlife' can contribute to bringing nature home by welcoming wildlife to share your garden and by providing a healthy environment for them to do so. Providing habitat in the garden is not only valuable in itself, it can also link to habitat nearby, providing safe corridors or ‘stepping stones‘ along which animals can move from place to place.
Environment-friendly practices are very important as what you do in your garden can affect other places far beyond your garden boundaries. For instance, watering the garden uses precious water resources. After watering or rainfall, any chemicals used, such as pesticides or excess fertiliser, will run into stormwater drains and eventually end up in the local river or estuary.
No matter how small your garden - regardless of whether it is just plant containers, or a courtyard, roof top garden, deck or larger space - we can all contribute to the survival of wildlife and increase awareness of protecting our natural diversity.
By becoming a ‘Gardens for Wildlife' member and through display of your sign you clearly demonstrate your support and commitment to protecting wildlife species and habitat - this is highly commendable and great to see. Find out more about Gardens for Wildlife membership.
The ‘Gardens for Wildlife' program is administered by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
As at October 2021, there are 718 members covering 3,078 ha.
Funding for the ‘Garden for Wildlife' signs, membership cards and durable stickers was made possible by the Norman Wettenhall Foundation.