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    Grandfather bonsai bequeathed to National Collection

    John Cross’ grandfather grew a bonsai Japanese black pine from seed in 1951, some of the first black pine seed imported into Australia from Japan. Inheriting his grandfather’s bonsai black pine and the love of bonsai, John Cross’ dying wish was to see his grandfather’s bonsai displayed in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection at the Arboretum, to be appreciated by all. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 6 October 2015)

    Early nancy reappears for First Canberra Garden Club

    In partnership with the Arboretum, members of the First Canberra Garden Club plant and maintain the rocky knoll garden near the lookout in the Himalayan cedar forest. Their work was rewarded last week with the re-appearance of Early nancy flowers (Wurmbea dioca) which had disappeared in the last few years. Other native plants are also re-emerging and multiplying, thanks to the regular mulching and careful weeding by these wonderful volunteers. See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 1 October 2015)

    Spring harvest dinners @ The Conservatory

    Special spring harvest dinners at The Conservatory Restaurant, showcasing Canberra’s finest regional produce. October 29 will host Everything with Cheese! A three course dinner where cheese takes over the menu, matched with local wines. See See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2015)

    Amber Nichols live @ the Arboretum, 30 Oct @ 7pm

    A rare opportunity to hear singer-songwriter Amber Nichols live in concert, as seen on The Voice. With special guests Grace Pitts, fellow contestant on The Voice and local rising star, 14 year old Lucy Sugerman. Friday 30 October at 7pm... See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 17 September 2015)

    New treasures at Curatoreum gift shop

    The Curatoreum gift shop has a whole new range of beautiful home wares, handcrafted objects, jewellery and books in store. The children's section is full of wonderful and unusual treasures to delight any child. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 15 September 2015)

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