This Gardens for Wildlife presentation on Sunday October 16, is now BOOKED OUT.
Plants suitable for attracting wildlife to your garden will be on sale at the next Growing Friends Plant Sale, on the weekend of 22-23 October, at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.
Globally biodiversity is under enormous pressure. In fact, Planet Earth is probably well into a very significant extinction event. Australia has one of the worst extinction records with 34 mammal species and 38 plants, bringing the total to 100 species extinctions since 1788.
We can all contribute to a varying degree to addressing the Biodiversity Crisis, by having components in our own gardens that help wildlife.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is involved in a number of strategies developed to stem the loss of biodiversity. Some of these things include collecting and storing seed of vulnerable, rare and endangered plant species. RBGV is also growing orchids and planting them out in a bid to re-establish natural populations and it is growing rare and vulnerable species with a view to making them horticultural species that can be grown in gardens. And of course plants create habitat for soil microbes, insects and other invertebrates above and below the ground, reptiles, frogs, birds and mammals.