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    Tree Week Photo Exhibition and special activities 1-7 May

    A rare opportunity to see the Tree Projects Photographic Exhibition, in Canberra for one week only. Marvel at photos of the tallest flowering tree in the world, the mountain ash, Eucalyptus regnans, growing in Styx valley, Tasmania. The Tree Projects team spent 8 weeks in the Styx valley, filming, photographing and climbing giant Eucalyptus regnans trees. The exhibition includes an incredible portrait of a 84 metre high tree, and some stunning photos and videos of the forest, many taken from a bird’s eye view using drones. Other Canberra Tree Week activities include guided forest walks and a morning of drawing and painting in the STEP forest. See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 21 April 2017)

    Treat your mother to a delicious Mother’s Day breakfast or lunch on Sunday 14 May

    Book now to enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day breakfast or lunch at The Conservatory Restaurant, hosted by Ginger Catering. Executive chef, Janet Jeffs, has designed special a-la-carte menus for the day, with an accompanying children’s menu available for both meals. Pamper your mother with tasty delights and magnificent views over Canberra. See the full story.
    (Published: Sunday, 23 April 2017)

    Walk the Labyrinth for peace on World Labyrinth Day, 6th May at 12:45pm

    Walk the Arboretum’s Labyrinth Garden for peace and join people walking labyrinths around the globe on World Labyrinth Day, Saturday 6th May. Please arrive at 12.45pm to walk at 1pm, ”As One at 1pm”. Guided labyrinth walks from 1pm to 3pm - enjoy the opportunity to quieten your mind and relax your body. Come along on this walking meditation. Free event. No bookings necessary. The walks will go ahead if light rain falls, but the walks will be cancelled if heavy rain falls. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 18 April 2017)

    Visit the newly opened Gallery of Gardens

    A living mosaic of seven unique gardens, the Gallery of Gardens is a key area for functions, events and recreation on the Events Terrace. Each garden has a unique design with a variety of trees, plants, landscape features and welcoming spaces for people to sit and enjoy the inspiring surrounds. The features include a labyrinth, reflective pond, sculpture and stone walls. Open now: The Open Gardens Australia Celebration Garden, The Labyrinth Garden, The AIDS Garden of Reflection and Mununja the Butterfly Garden. The Gallery of Gardens has been created through the generous donations and fundraising efforts of many individuals and organisations. See the full story.
    (Published: Sunday, 2 April 2017)

    Chilean Trees Photo Exhibition 4 - 25 April, daily 9am - 4pm

    The Arboretum has seven forest species native to Chile. Thirteen intrepid Canberrans recently flew to Santiago in search of these and other interesting trees in the national parks of Chile and Argentina. Their adventures included visiting the World Heritage city of Valparaiso, the Chilean Lakes District and the island of Chiloé. The photographic exhibition shares the group's experiences. All welcome to the free public talk: the Arboretum's Chilean species at home, Sunday 23 April at 2pm. See the full story.
    (Published: Saturday, 1 April 2017)

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