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    Plenty of fun in the April School Holidays

    Book in to a Mushrooms and Minibeasts Family Walk, make your own Bonsai, or play at Pod Playground these School Holidays. With an experienced guide, your family will explore the Himalayan cedar forest for small animals and fungi and enjoy a craft activity. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017)

    Guided Forest Walk: South American Trees & Australian Cousins

    See rare and threatened trees from South America and their Australian cousins growing at the Arboretum. The South American Araucarias and their Australian cousins were separated by the break-up of the ancient continent of Gondwana and have evolved special features on each continent. Saturdays and Sundays at 10am to 11am. Wear closed walking shoes and a hat and bring water. FREE. No bookings required. See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 1 February 2017)

    Arboretum at Sunset 9 March 5:30 - 8:30pm

    Part of the Enlighten Festival. Enjoy a scenic guided walk to watch sunset from Dairy Farmers Hill, returning by torch-light to see the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection under lights. Then indulge in canapés and a drink, accompanied by the sounds of a Japanese Shakuhachi flute. Tickets are limited and only available from 31 January, $45 non-members; $40 members. See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 1 February 2017)

    Discover Bonsai Week 20-26 March 2017

    The National Bonsai and Penjing Collection presents a week of special events, including daily styling demonstrations, curator-guided tours of the National Collection, an exhibition of handmade bonsai pots, a presentation, auction and Gala Cocktail Evening Demonstration by international guest bonsai artist Mr Tony Tickle. All activities are free except the Cocktail Evening Demonstration. More information, call 02 6207 8484. See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 25 January 2017)

    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 12 noon to 5:00pm. Fun Family Walk at 2pm (free). Guides will provide free guided tours, or you can just wander and enjoy this ‘hidden’ part of the Arboretum. See the full story.
    (Published: Sunday, 5 February 2017)

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