Every garden is a place where wild plants and animals shelter, visit, or make their homes. We can garden in a way that supports the unique and special plants and animals native to our area – what we call wildlife gardening.
Our community’s landscape is made up of many parcels of public and private land. Together they provide a diversity of habitats for different plants and animals. Our council can protect remnant vegetation, improve habitat, and create havens for locally native species on public land. Householders, businesses, schools and other landowners can do the same on private land. By wildlife gardening we can work with our community to make our neighbourhood a place that supports the native plants and animals of our area.
In addition to fostering our environment we can:
- build knowledge, skills, confidence and ownership in caring for the land
- strengthen our connections with community, nature and place, and
- improve our health and wellbeing.