Moorabool Gardens for Wildlife

Moorabool Gardens for Wildlife is a free program 

We are a network of local volunteers working with local gardeners and community groups to create gardens that are havens for us and our local native species.

Gardens for Wildlife is a voluntary program for anyone who is interested

creating wildlife habitats in their garden. It may be a small space like a courtyard or balcony,

a factory or school garden, a small urban or farm garden. 

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.

Around 46% of Australia’s endangered wildlife can be found in towns and cities.

The design of our gardens can be an important factor in the ongoing survival of these species


Lampropholis guichenoti  Pale-flecked Garden Skink

Dianella amoena Matted Flax-lily

Chrysocephalum apiculatum Common Everlasting

Our project

We're building networks of like-minded gardeners in towns around Moorabool 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.

Our garden volunteers

Our trained Garden Guides are here to assist program participants plant wildlife friendly gardens and show ways to attract more species to their gardens. 

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

We also run workshops to provide advice to small groups of gardeners so you can meet others in your area and share ideas. 

Gardens are important places. They offer us refuges, food, recreation and a place to connect with nature. Our 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. 

If you are interested in joining our community, register your interest below by sending us an email.

Convolvulus sp. Blushing Bindweed

Kennedia prostrata Running Postman

New Holland Honeyeater

Carex fascicularis Tassel Sedge

Connecting the landscape

Our gardens, no matter how small, have an important part to play in supporting our local native species. 

Areas of native bushland are increasingly fragmented and species that can't fly, walk or crawl long distances become trapped in these places. 

Our gardens can act as refuges or 'stepping-stones' for animals moving between larger areas of bushland; offering wildlife places to seek shelter, to rest and to take on resources before continuing to move throughout the landscape. 

Therefore, what we choose to do in our gardens can either help or hinder our local species. By planting a garden and including what different types of wildlfe may require, we can make a positive difference.

We can be potential wildlife warriors in our own backyard!

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Our gardening community

Gardens for Wildlife Moorabool is a volunteer run organisation. We welcome new participants to the program and there are many ways for residents to be involved.  

Gardens for Wildlife Moorabool works in partnership with:

Moorabool Shire Council

Moorabool Landcare Network

Grow West 

Melbourne Water


Gardens for Wildlife Victoria

*initial funding for this project has been received through DELWP's Caring for Our Local Environments initiative