The Fetherston Gardens comprise approximately 3.5 hectares of urban parkland and has the character of a pedestrian parkland or community access garden, with special features based on the horticultural and landscape characteristics of the gardens.
Located in Heysen Street, Weston at the northern end of Weston Creek, the gardens were designed and planted around 1973-74, and include a small arboretum, woodland gardens and basic picnic amenities. A network of pathways and natural trails allow for safe, quiet public enjoyment of the gardens.
The vegetation is mixed, but includes some outstanding mature yellow box specimens. There is a (refurbished) pond containing some water plants, and the pond attracts aquatic wildlife. A small number of kangaroo mobs use the gardens, and there is a considerable bird presence.
Facilities and activities
- Walking trails
About urban parks
Transport Canberra and City Services manages urban parks and open space in Canberra. There are three main types of urban parks in Canberra: town parks, district parks and neighborhood parks. Other landscaped components of the park system include:
- Pedestrian parkland which are corridors of open space provided for pedestrian movement within and between suburbs.
- Semi-natural open spaces which are areas of remnant grazing land or native vegetation, and include creek corridors, hilltop areas, ridges and buffer areas between suburbs.
- Native grassland or woodland sites which contain endangered plant species.
- Major road verges and medians.
- Informal use ovals which are non-irrigated open dryland grass areas for informal sport and recreational use.
- Special purpose areas which are large open spaces dedicated to specialised recreational activities or sporting events.
Plans of management
Plans of management for urban parks identify what is important about the areas and how they are to be managed. A plan of management is intended to provide direction and guidance to the land custodian, management staff, visitors, neighbours, volunteers, and others with an interest in the area.
More information and feedback
For more information or to provide feedback, contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or complete an online feedback form.