We are committed to making sure our environment is healthy and sustainable for future generations. We offer a range of free biodiversity resources to support Boroondara schools and kindergartens take climate action.

Biodiversity garden materials

Each school and kindergarten in Boroondara can apply for these biodiversity garden materials once every financial year:

  • Indigenous (locally native) plant tubes (voucher for 50 plants)
  • Indigenous trees (numbers and types to be confirmed based on location)
  • mulch delivery (up to 3 cubic metres)
  • compost delivery (up to 5 cubic metres).

Educational resources

  • 30 ‘swap cards’ of images and stories about local flora and fauna
  • 5 copies of our A2 poster featuring local wildlife and plants
  • online Backyard Biodiversity booklet
  • online Managing Environmental Weeds booklet.

How to apply

You can apply for our free biodiversity garden materials and educational resources by emailing us at [email protected].

You will need to provide:

  • your name and position 
  • the school or kindergarten address
  • the materials you want to apply for
  • an acknowledgment in writing that the materials you order will be used exclusively at the school or kindergarten indicated in your application. 

We may also need additional information from you, depending on the program you're applying for. 

Indigenous plants

If you are applying for Indigenous plants, you need to tell us the size of proposed garden area.

Indigenous trees

If you are applying for Indigenous trees, we'll work with you to find out the best type of trees and how many will be suitable for your location.

It would also help us if you could provide an image and description of where you'd like to plant the trees.

Mulch and/or compost

If you are applying for mulch and/or compost, please let us know:

  • if you need compost, mulch, or both
  • the size of the area you want to use the compost and/or mulch on.

We need at least one week’s notice for mulch and compost orders.

We’ll work with you to organise a delivery time.

There are some restrictions on when we can make deliveries. Mulch deliveries occur on Wednesday’s only.

Educational class pack

If you are applying for the educational class pack, you need to tell us which items you'd like.

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