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    Forest Walk: West Side Stories on 18 June 9:30am - 11:30am

    Join one of our most experienced guides for a walk on the little-known western side of the Arboretum. Hear stories about South American trees that provide edible nuts and jelly, and two forests with ‘drunken' trees. Walk through three rare eucalyptus forests, and other forests with interesting features. This walk will last around 2 hours and is steep in places. Please wear sturdy footwear, dress for the weather conditions, bring water, and bring trekking poles if you wish. Meet at the Welcome Desk at the Village Centre. Bookings essential on 02 6207 8484 or email: arboretumvolunteers@act.gov.au. Limited spaces available. See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 25 May 2017)

    Walk to Trees Extinct in the Wild on 4 June 1.30 to 3.30pm

    Join one of our most experienced guides on a walk to trees growing in the Arboretum that are extinct in the wild. Hear their stories and how they became extinct. Starting from the Village Centre, the walk will visit many other beautiful trees and interesting forests. Celebrate World Environment Day with this special free guided walk, approximately 4kms return on undulating tracks and grass. Dress for the weather conditions, bring water and wear suitable footwear. Bookings essential on 02 6207 8484 or email: arboretumvolunteers@act.gov.au. Limited spaces available. See the full story.
    (Published: Sunday, 21 May 2017)

    Join us for the World Environment Day dinner on 3 June

    The Conservation Council's World Environment Day Dinner is a big celebration for the Canberra environment community. Warm yourself during winter as Janet Jeffs of Ginger Catering cooks up a treat using local, seasonal produce. Your ticket includes champagne and canapés to start, a three course meal and wine. Enjoy live music from Sebastian Field, a range of fun activities including a silent and live auction and inspiring speakers. Mingle with like-minded people passionate about the world we live in. Both vegan and vegetarian options are available. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 16 May 2017)

    Free guided one hour forest walks

    Join an experienced guide to discover some of the Arboretum's forests and enjoy the wonderful views. The Arboretum is constantly changing through the seasons and the walks vary each week. Every Wednesday and Sunday at 11am to 12 noon and Saturday at 2pm to 3pm. Free activity. Wear sturdy footwear and a hat and bring drinking water. No bookings required. Meet at the Information Desk in the Village Centre. For more information, call 02 6207 8484. See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017)

    Visit now to see Bonsai ablaze with autumn colour

    Right now is a great time to visit the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection to see miniature trees glowing with autumn colours. Don’t miss this special time of year when many bonsai and penjing are ablaze in shades of yellow, orange and red. Free entry, open daily from 9am to 4pm. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 22 May 2017)

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