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    Christmas in July Dinner - The Nutcracker, 21 July

    As winter sets in and snow falls in the mountains, be transported to the enchanting world of Sugar Plum Fairy beetroot borscht, blinis and warming desserts. Greg Gallagher from Gallagher Wines will lead guests through a sparkling wine tasting. At the Conservatory Restaurant, Village Centre, Thursday 21 July at 6pm. See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 24 June 2016)

    Canada's Vibrant Arctic Photographic Exhibition 1-25 July

    The High Commission of Canada and the National Arboretum Canberra are pleased to announce the photographic exhibition ‘Canada’s Arctic: Vibrant and Thriving’ will be on display with free admission in the Village Centre at the Arboretum from Friday 1 July until Monday 25 July 2016. This exhibition of contemporary photographs shows Canada’s North as a vast, thriving and diverse region. Photo by Peter Mather. See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 24 June 2016)

    Last week to comment on the Arboretum

    There’s only one week left to tell us what you think about the National Arboretum Canberra and its future. Survey closes 27 June 2016. This short survey will help us to understand how people experience the Arboretum and should only take about 5 minutes to complete. If you would like to enter the draw for a $200 voucher from the Curatoreum gift shop, please provide your email address at the end of the questions. Your answers are confidential. If you have more to say or any questions, please email:; call 02 6207 8484 or mail: The National Arboretum Canberra, Strategic Directions Consultation, GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 21 June 2016)

    New forest of Japanese crepe myrtles

    A new forest of Japanese crepe myrtles, Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Fantasy', has recently been planted on the sloped banks in the main carpark. The 370 young trees are the same type of tree already growing on the hills surrounding the cutting. As they grow, the trees will provide welcome shade, masses of superb white flowers and colourful red-brown bark. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 21 June 2016)

    Have fun in the July school holidays at the Arboretum

    What do kite-making, knitting and storytelling have in common? They can all be found at the Arboretum these winter school holidays! Join us on a story quest in the Cork oak forest, search for winter and make your own take-home mushrooms. Make and fly your own kite (weather permitting), drop-in for free craft activities in the Village Centre as part of the Warm Trees project or help decorate Pod Playground with colourful knitted scarves. See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 17 June 2016)

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