Gardens for Wildlife

The flora and fauna of the Mornington Peninsula is unique. Your garden can help protect and nurture the beautiful flora and fauna of the Mornington Peninsula.

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Mornington Peninsula's free Gardens for Wildlife program is designed to encourage and support residents in creating a haven for local wildlife using local plants in their gardens.

The program is a partnership between the Shire and community members/groups that share the common goal of protecting and promoting our native flora and fauna.

Garden Visits

Gardens for Wildlife is supported by volunteer Garden Guides who visit your property and provide simple, practical advice on increasing habitat and natural food sources for wildlife in gardens.

Participants will receive:

  • A garden habitat assessment carried out by two local Garden Guides (Please note, this does not include hands-on gardening).
  • A gift voucher for 15 indigenous tube stock plants from our Nursery
  • Invitations to gardens for Wildlife events and networking workshops including a private Facebook page. 

If you’re a Mornington Peninsula resident or business and would like to participate in our Gardens for Wildlife program, complete the form below.

Register for a garden visit 

More information

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us at

For further information on Wildlife Gardening, check out the Gardens for Wildlife Victoria website.

To learn more about the local plant species in your area check out our Plants of the Peninsula page.

To discover which vegetation type lies within your property, use our Biodiversity Maps Tool.