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Council project will make your garden a wildlife haven

18 May 2017

Council has launched a free Gardens for Wildlife program in partnership with a range of outlets to help residents create a garden full of local wildlife.

Whitehorse Mayor Councillor Denise Massoud said the program was free to join and once residents have registered, a garden advisor would visit their home to provide advice and answer questions.

“The advisor can help you analyse your garden space and the type of wildlife you would like to attract. You will then get a report pack containing a written garden plan, a certificate of achievement, and an Indigenous Gardening in Whitehorse Booklet,” Cr Massoud said.

The pack contains a letterbox plaque to let others know you are a member of the program, along with further garden and local wildlife information.

“Attracting local wildlife to your garden is as simple as planting locally indigenous plants and suitable Australian natives or exotic species in your garden. These plants allow you to create a garden that attracts birds, insects, butterflies, lizards and other species,” Cr Massoud said.

Council is offering the Gardens for Wildlife program in partnership with Bungalook Nursery, Greenlink Nursery, the Whitehorse Parkland Advisory Committees, the Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society and the Environment Protection Fund.

The program is delivered by a group of volunteers and Council officers.

For more information, visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/gardensforwildlife.html

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