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    Explore the Arboretum’s hidden treasures on Saturday 4 March 2017

    For one day only, Saturday 4 March, visitors to the National Arboretum will have the chance to drive in and explore the southern forests of the Arboretum which are usually closed to public vehicles. River Road gates will be open from 11:30am to 5:00pm. Guides will provide free guided tours, or you can just wander and enjoy this ‘hidden’ part of the Arboretum. See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 19 January 2017)

    New guided walks in January: Fire and Water

    Hear about the origins of the Arboretum from the bush fires of 2001 and 2003 and how the Arboretum is managing fire risk now. Learn how water is being managed on site to maintain the health of the forests. Join your guide on this new walk and see some very rare trees from Australia and north Africa, including the Saharan and Moroccan cypresses - only about 230 of these trees are still growing in the wild. Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 11am: FREE. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 3 January 2017)

    Discovery Garden full of ideas for your garden

    The Discovery Garden is full of ideas for your home garden. You can see native and exotic trees, plants and flowers that add colour and interest in every season. The demonstration gardens show visitors how to select plants that are suitable and sustainable for your climate, and grow a beautiful and water-efficient garden. The volunteer Harvest Group also uses the raised beds in Discovery to grow herbs and vegetables for future preserving and fund-raising. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 3 January 2017)

    Arboretum after hours

    Enjoy spectacular views, great live music and delicious food and drinks at the National Arboretum on Friday evenings 6, 13 and 20 January 2017. The northern deck is a perfect summer catch up venue for families and friends. Free music from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Late night shopping at the Curatoreum Gift Store. Village Centre and National Bonsai and Penjing Collection open until 7pm. Pod Playground and forests open until 8:30pm. Free guided Fire and Water walks. For more information, call 02 6207 8484. See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016)

    Intake for volunteer guides now open: learn new skills

    If you enjoy talking to people and learning about nature, now is your chance to become a volunteer guide at the National Arboretum. The next intake for volunteer guides is now open. No experience necessary. Have fun and meet other like minded, enthusiastic people. All ages, nationalities and backgrounds are welcome. Training course begins Wednesday 8 February 2017, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 13 December 2016)

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