Learn how to provide a happy and welcoming habitat for our local birds and other fauna at your place with our annual Backyard Biodiversity program.

This award-winning project encourages Boroondara residents to enhance a section of their garden with Indigenous plants and other wildlife-friendly features to create invaluable spaces for our native wildlife. 

Backyard Biodiversity includes a series of workshops and activities starting in late April and continuing into June, aimed at supporting our community in creating inviting habitat gardens.

The program is open to all Boroondara residents, but places are limited, so registration is essential. This year, an additional project with a particular focus on residents in Hawthorn will also run, with the aim of increasing Indigenous tree cover and foliage in local yards. This provides links for wildlife in the area to travel safely along the Hawthorn Stepping Stone Wildlife Corridor.

Residents who register and attend the workshops will receive a voucher for Indigenous plants and a consult with a landscape designer to help kick-start their habitat gardening journey.

For up-to-date information about the workshops and how they’ll be delivered, visit our Backyard Biodiversity project page.