The Wheen Bee Foundation, a registered charity for bees, is leading a major project across Australia, the Powerful Pollinator Project to protect and enhance populations of pollinators such as bees and butterflies.  This project is based on Australian bioregions and commenced in rural areas, and is now being extended to urban areas.  For each area, guides have been developed indicating what shrubs, trees, grasses and ground covers, suitable for local climate and soils are most appropriate to attract pollinators.

SGA and the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are now collaborating with the Wheen Bee Foundation to produce guides for urban regions, starting with those in Melbourne.

Guides for Urban Bioregions

To view the first guide for an urban area, South Eastern Melbourne, click on the image at the left.

For the guide for Greater Melbourne West click on the image to the left