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    Shading for Pod Playground being installed from 18 May 2015

    The Pod Playground is being made even better with new shade structures on their way! Work commenced on Monday 18 May to install new shading over the seating area in Pod. Pod Playground will be closed on Wednesday 10 June 2015 for one day. The work is due to be completed in early June 2015. See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 20 May 2015)

    An evening with Mauro in the Village Centre 12 June 5pm

    Spend a few hours with Mauro Stemberger, Italian architect and bonsai artist, and watch him practice his art on some very old trees while chatting with guests. Guests can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where they are free to move about and interact with Mauro and other guests. See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 14 May 2015)

    Friends Speakers’ Series: 6:30pm Monday 29 June 2015

    Two speakers for the price of one! Mr Stephen Midgley RPF will open a window on the global contribution Australian acacias have made and Mr Leigh Taafe will discuss the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia. See the full story.
    (Published: Sunday, 10 May 2015)

    Arctic Ice Texts Exhibition 9 May – 8 June 2015, Village Centre

    As part of the Ice Texts exhibition 9 May - 8 June 2015, you are invited to a free public talk by the artist David Buckland on Saturday 9 May at 10:30am in the Village Centre.

    David has led seven expeditions into the high Arctic aboard the 100 year old Norwegian schooner Noorderlicht (Northern Lights) with a crew of artists and scientists. Ice Texts was created by projecting provocative phrases onto icebergs and glacier walls as the Noorderlicht manoeuvred within 10 metres of the towering ice cliffs.

    See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 1 May 2015)

    Raised from the dead at Bendora Arboretum

    In a surprising joint project between National Arboretum Canberra, Bendora Arboretum and Yarralumla Nursery, seedlings of the critically endangered Clanwilliam cypress tree (Widdringtonia wallichii) have been re-planted at Bendora Arboretum in the Brindabella Mountains. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 21 April 2015)

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