National Arboretum Canberra

Vision, mission and objectives


The National Arboretum Canberra is an internationally recognised arboretum with outstanding beauty, community amenity and scientific value.


Create and nurture a living collection of forests of international significance, for recreation, education and conservation


  1. Foster an ongoing relationship with local, national, international, government, community and corporate interests.
  2. Engage visitors in stimulating, enjoyable experiences that build community engagement and increase their understanding of the Arboretum and its role.
  3. Ensure that the living collection is guided by a well defined curatorial approach and managed to ensure high quality outcomes.
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