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    Spring into the school holidays with fun activities at the Arboretum

    Join us in celebrating spring. Throughout the NSW and ACT spring school holidays from Saturday 20 September to Sunday 12 October 2014, the Arboretum is offering creative and fun activities for children and families. For the first time, you can ride in a horse-drawn carriage for a 30 minute tour of the Arboretum (long weekends only), make and fly a kite, learn to make a bonsai and many more fun activities. See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 12 September 2014)

    Springtime master class dinners at Conservatory Restaurant

    You are invited into the kitchen for a series of culinary master classes with a delicious difference, as Janet Jeffs and her team share their tips and techniques while preparing a four-course dinner together to enjoy with matching wines. You will learn how to prepare each top-quality dish at home in your own kitchen, including a special Christmas Kitchen finale. Each dinner includes champagne and recipe notes. See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 12 September 2014)

    School holiday Bonsai workshops for children

    Join our bonsai experts for a hands-on workshop. Pot up and style a bonsai to take home with you and learn about the tools and techniques behind this ancient art form. 10 am – 11.30 am. Workshop on 30 September is for 13-18 year olds. Workshops on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 October are for 8-12 year olds. Cost: $30 per child (5+ year olds) and accompanying adults free of charge. Bookings are essential by phoning 02 6207 8484 or emailing arboretum@act.gov.au See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 12 September 2014)

    Free bird watching walks in October

    Tony Lawson, an experienced ornithologist and Friend of the Arboretum, is offering four free bird watching walks at the Arboretum this spring. The walks start at 7:30 am on Sunday 19, Thursday 23, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October, and finish at about 10.00am. See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 12 September 2014)

    The Arboretumís biggest night of music Ė Voices in the Forest 2014

    The Arboretumís biggest night of outstanding music, panoramic views and dazzling costumes is upon us again with the fourth annual Voices in the Forest concert on Sunday 30 November 2014. See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014)

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