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Simply Habitat


During this presentation, AB Bishop will build a mini-habitat to suit sunny or shady spots, that would fit comfortably on a balcony, and can be easily augmented to suit courtyards, nature-strips, and any sized garden. Learn about the diversity and beauty of local indigenous plants and why using some of these species will greatly increase your garden’s value in the eyes of your local critters!

You’ll discover why we should all care about local wildlife, what the elements are that we should bring into our spaces and how to set it up in a way that local critters can’t resist!

This workshop was hosted on Thursday 14 March, 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the St Kilda Library.

About AB Bishop

AB is a horticulturist, writer, and conservationist who believes that all gardens should provide elements to support local wildlife. “Insects, frogs, lizards, birds and mammals deserve the opportunity to thrive, and any landscape style has potential to become a habitat garden with a difference”. AB is also the horticultural editor of Gardening Australia magazine, a host on Melbourne’s 3CR Community Radio gardening program, and a regular guest on nationwide ABC radio gardening shows.

This My Smart Garden event is proudly presented by City of Port Phillip on the land of the people of the Kulin Nations. City of Port Phillip and My Smart Garden pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledges that First Nations peoples have cared for Country sustainably for tens of thousands of years.

Image attribution: Superb Fairy Wren by Ed Dunens, Creative Commons Attribution