The opening of the National Arboretum was celebrated at Tuggeranong Parkway, Weston Creek ACT on February 2nd 2013; in time for the beginning of the celebrations of the Canberra centenary. The Arboretum was originally envisaged by Walter Burleigh-Griffin, the designer of Canberra, 100 years ago and was finally put into development by the ACT government in 2005. The first plantings occurred in 2006 and the development of the site has culminated in the completion of the village centre in early 2013.
Information on the opening festival can be found on the link below
The Arboretum is now open to the public 7 days a week for walking tours and a range of events. Full details can be found at the website: