AB Bishop believes that gardens should be built as much for supporting wildlife as for our own enjoyment.

With increased urbanisation comes a decrease in natural habitat and fragmentation of plant and animal communities. By increasing habitat in our residential gardens, local communities can create important stepping-stones for wildlife to thrive and move through our neighbourhoods.

Come along to this exciting presentation where AB will share her extensive knowledge about native plants and will explain their role in creating valuable habitats for local creatures.


AB Bishop is a horticulturist, conservationist, writer, and habitat consultant. Her latest book, Habitat: A Practical Guide to Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Australian Garden was Australia’s best-selling gardening book for 2018. She co-authored The Australian Native Garden with Angus Stewart, which won the 2016-17 Horticultural Media Association of Australia book laurel. She assisted Angus with writing Creating an Australian Garden and was a researcher for ABC TV’s Gardening Australia program for five years. She is a regular freelance writer for The Age newspaper and Gardening Australia magazine and is a regular guest presenter (and occasional host) on Melbourne’s 3CR Community Radio Gardening Program.

Native Plant Species - Resized
  • This event has passed.


Thu 10 / Feb 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Patterson Lakes Community Centre
54-70 Thompson Road, Patterson Lakes, Victoria 3197 Australia



Book Here


More information

More information: