Friends of Fetherston Gardens usually meet from 9-11am every month on the last Satuday of the Month to take part in maintenance of the gardens. Everyone is welcome! Please bring your own drinks and snacks, tools and protective clothing. Location: Entrance Fetherston Place off Heysen Street.
These gardens in Heysen Street, Weston were designed and developed as the former Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Horticulture College campus which was opened in 1974. They incorporate an arboretum which was created as a proving ground for hardwood species by ACT Parks and Gardens in the 1970s. The gardens include defined woodlands gardens, and an enclosed “secret garden” as well as the arboretum. They have been named after the first and longest serving Head of the Horticulture College, Tony Fetherston, who was personally involved in their design and implementation and whose ashes (along with those of his wife) are scattered in the garden grounds.
Fetherston Gardens Friends (FGF) has continued to be a volunteer group of dedicated, committed people who desire to see the Gardens maintained for our community.