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    Mid Winter at the Arboretum, 28 July, 4:00pm - 9:30pm

    Spice things up this winter with hearty soups, mulled wine, outdoor adventures and live music at 'Mid Winter at the Arboretum'. Snuggle outside under the heaters enjoying the stunning views across Canberra; there are plenty of activities both inside and out. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 3 July 2017)

    Warm Trees 1 - 30 July

    Warm Trees is the largest installation of knitting and crochet on trees in the world! This year large cherry blossoms, huge flowers and bright scarves will feature in various forests and in the Village Centre. A stunning exhibition of cherry blossom scenes from around Japan is on display daily in the Village Centre. This exhibition celebrates the cherry blossom which has been a symbolic flower of spring since ancient times, marking a time of renewal and hope. Warm Trees is brought to you by the Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra and many crafty volunteers from around Australia. Sponsors this year are The Embassy of Japan, Jocelyn Plovits, Trish Keller OAM, Jenny Cantlon. See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 8 June 2017)

    Reconciliation Action Plan launched

    The National Arboretum is proud to be part of the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), launched on 30 May to formalise our commitment to reconciliation between the wider community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The RAP is a blueprint, outlining practical ways in which the Directorate will strive to build better relationships, respect and trust with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 5 June 2017)

    Walk with Wollemis and enjoy craft activities these school holidays

    Walk among ancient trees and discover their stories, make your own fossil to take home and enjoy free drop-in knitting and origami these school holidays. Learn to paper-fold a cherry blossom to contribute to this year's Warm Trees art project. All materials provided. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 5 June 2017)

    Forest Walk: West Side Stories on 18 June 9:30am - 11:30am

    Join one of our most experienced guides for a walk on the little-known western side of the Arboretum. Hear stories about South American trees that provide edible nuts and jelly, and two forests with ‘drunken' trees. Walk through three rare eucalyptus forests, and other forests with interesting features. This walk will last around 2 hours and is steep in places. Please wear sturdy footwear, dress for the weather conditions, bring water, and bring trekking poles if you wish. Meet at the Welcome Desk at the Village Centre. Bookings essential on 02 6207 8484 or email: arboretumvolunteers@act.gov.au. Limited spaces available. See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 25 May 2017)

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