Mayor Rattenbury has let it be known that Weston’s Fetherstone Gardens are as good as they’re getting:
“Just in time for summer, the Canberra community has a new and very unique recreational venue to enjoy, with Fetherston Gardens now open to the public after its $500,000 revamp,” Mr Rattenbury said.
“Fetherston Gardens now features a new signed entry area and gazebo, upgraded irrigation system, refurbished pond, seating and wisteria walk, and landscaped gardens, as well as some of the magical aspects of the original gardens including many of the same plant species.
“The site, formerly part of the CIT School of Horticulture, has been transformed into a beautiful community space where people can gather with family and friends.
“This transformation would not have been possible without the support and hard work of the Weston Creek Community Council and Friends of Fetherston Gardens. These two groups, and their dedicated volunteers, helped bring the gardens back to a condition where they can be used by the community, with regular working bees to remove weeds and maintain the garden beds.
“I would also like to thank the Friends of Fetherston Gardens for the wonderful recommendation to formally name the site Fetherston Gardens in honour of the late Tony Fetherston, the first and longest serving head of the school.