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    Horse yard now open

    On 26 August, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, opened a new horse holding yard located in the Buchan Blue wattles, close to the Village Centre. The ACT Equestrian Association have contributed to funding the yard and have been involved in its design, which includes a water trough and mounting block. See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015)

    Explore the Southern Tablelands Regional Botanic Gardens

    Experience the variety of eucalypt trees, shrubs, flowers and herbs found in our local region. Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park (STEP) is a regional botanic garden for the Southern Tablelands, located in Forest 20 at the Arboretum. A short 7 minute walk from the Village Centre. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 17 August 2015)

    Voices in the Forest 21 November 2015

    A magnificent musical showcase of opera, orchestra and chorus. Enjoy the glorious voices of one of Australia’s finest sopranos, Cheryl Barker AO, world-renowned Mexican tenor Diego Torre and Argentinian-born Australian baritone José Carbó, accompanied by over 50 brilliant musicians directed by Roland Peelman. Held in the outdoor amphitheatre against a stunning backdrop of panoramic views. 21 November, 5:30-9:30pm. Canberra Ticketing 6275 2700. See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 6 August 2015)

    Two new sculptures for the Arboretum

    On 4 August 2015, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch announced two new sculptures will be installed at the Arboretum. The kinetic sculptures, in the stream and breezing in Canberra, by Japanese artist Mr Kozo Nishino, are created from stainless steel and titanium alloy. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 4 August 2015)

    New Bonsai Welcome Garden, Yokoso Niwa

    Visitors will be delighted by the new Bonsai Welcome Garden, or “Yokoso Niwa”, inspired by Japanese bonsai and moss gardens. The new garden represents a landscape of mountains, symbolised by the large rocks, with a dry river bed flowing between them. See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2015)

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