Gardens for Wildlife

Join APS Mitchell group for the launch of the Gardens for Wildlife scheme in Mitchell shire.

The Gardens for Wildlife program helps people to make their gardens wildlife friendly.

No matter how big or small your garden is you can make a contribution in providing habitat for native birds and animals. Your garden can provide an important stepping stone for birds and other animals to move around the landscape.

The membership fee of $20 covers a Sustainable Gardening booklet, a “Gardens for Wildlife” sign for your letterbox, a selection of native plants from a local nursery and a 10% discount at ‘Gardens for Wildlife’ talks and workshops along with the opportunity, to share your garden through our “Gardens for Wildlife” website page. More information can be found at and

The launch takes place on Saturday June 23rd  at 1PM in the John Taylor Room – Kilmore Library, Sydney Street Kilmore.  The Guest Speaker is Louise Costa on the topic of Landscape Design.

 Louise is passionate about connecting people to nature through her landscape design.  Starting with a bare paddock, cape weed and drought conditions in tough Rushworth country was not an easy starting place for a Landscape Designer.  Through painstaking work at building soil and microclimates, observing what plants thrived in local conditions and using plant selection that blended her local environment into her garden space, Lou has created an oasis – for people, insects and fauna.  Louise and husband Les have transformed their space in Rushworth – an inspirational story.

“Gardens for Wildlife” in Mitchell Shire is supported by Mitchell Shire Council, Euroa Arboretum and SWG Landcare.    Light refreshments will be provided along with door prizes on the day.  To book a place email

Listen into Earthchat on Friday June 15, 10am to hear Peter interviewing Ian Julian from the Australian Plants Society talking about the Gardens for Wildlife scheme.

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