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    Plenty of fun in the autumn school holidays

    We offer plenty of fun activities during the upcoming autumn school holidays, including Bonsai making workshops for children 8 years and over; kite making and decorating for all ages; and exploring the forests and Pod Playground. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015)

    Extinct Franklinias flourishing in Forest 93

    Extinct in the wild since the early 1800s, the Franklin tree, Franklinia alatamaha, lives on as an unusual ornamental tree. Five of these rare trees in Forest 93 will have their numbers boosted through the efforts of the horticultural team. See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 20 February 2015)

    Extra guided forest walks for Easter

    Learn about our fabulous forests while enjoying the wonderful views on a guided forest walk each Sunday at 10am, including Easter Sunday, provided by the Friends of the Arboretum. Extra walks will also be available on Easter Mon 6 April at 10am. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 16 February 2015)

    See the winning photos from the National Arboretum Photography Competition

    Please join us when the winners of the National Arboretum Photography Competition are announced on Monday 23 February 2015 at 6:30 pm in the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion. The Friends of the National Arboretum will present the photos and award the first and runner-up prizes for all three categories: 12 years and under, High school/college students and Adult. See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 11 February 2015)

    Hands-on working bees help the trees

    You can help the Arboretum in a very practical way by becoming a Friend of the Arboretum and participating in a working bee, held each Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am to 11.30am with a cuppa at the Village Centre afterwards. Working bees include a variety of tasks in the remarkable forests - removing pests and tree covers, pruning, weeding and regenerating rocky knolls the list goes on and is ever changing all in good company. See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 11 February 2015)

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