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Gallipoli Garden opens to Canberra this Remembrance Day

Federal Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann will tomorrow open the Gallipoli Garden at Fetherston Gardens, as part of Remembrance Day commemorations.

Funding for the Gallipoli Garden was provided under Labor’s Centenary of ANZAC local grants program.

The garden will feature a number of plants including the Lone Pine, Gallipoli Oak, Arbutus, Cistus and Rosemary.

“The Centenary of ANZAC local grants program is a wonderful initiative that supports community based projects that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War,” Ms Brodtmann said.

“Congratulations to the Fetherston Gardens Friends' Committee for its commitment to the Gallipoli Garden – it has worked behind the scenes for more than 18 months to bring this garden to life.

“It’s particularly fitting the garden will open to the public on Remembrance Day – a day to honour those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

“As a keen gardener, I’m very much looking forward to exploring the garden.”