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Our Backyard Habitat program is focused on helping you create a native habitat garden that attracts birds, bees, butterflies and other native species.

Growing native plants in your backyard helps to create wildlife corridors for our native animals to move safely between our bushland reserves, whilst maybe grabbing a bite to eat along the way!

Background to the program

As part of the program we gave away plants that were caringly propagated by our Bushcare volunteers from locally sourced seeds at our community nurseries at Manly Dam and Curl Curl.

During COVID-19, our volunteers were at home and not able to use these plants as intended – new plantings to help regenerate public bushland and as gifts for new Australian citizens – so we want them to go to happy homes.

Our team matched the right plants with the right homes and also hand delivered the plants to each home. We also offered advice from our specialist bush regeneration staff on how to care for them to help the plants thrive .

Round 1 -allocation exhausted

We are delighted by the community’s response to Round 1 of the program, with 2,200 plants delivered to 750 homes.

We are currently working on the details of Round 2 of the program and will provide an update shortly. Contact us for more information.

Backyard Habitat species guide

View the soil types, best location, expected growth height and other information on the native plant species in our Backyard Habitat program.