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    We invite you to celebrate the opening of four new gardens

    On Sunday 2 April 2017 from 12 noon to 3pm, please join us to celebrate the opening of four new gardens in the Gallery of Gardens at the Arboretum. Pack a picnic or buy delicious food from the Sprout Café, listen to live music and admire the changing autumn colours of the surrounding trees. Decorate and make a kite, or bring your own kite to fly at one of the best kite-flying spots in Canberra (kite kits $10 each). Free guided tours of the new gardens will be on offer. See the full story.
    (Published: Sunday, 19 March 2017)

    Free concert by James McCusker Orchestra 1 April 1:30pm to 2pm

    Enjoy a free pop up afternoon concert in the Village Centre by the James McCusker Orchestra on Saturday 1 April at 1:30pm to 2pm. The Orchestra will perform a mix of classics, including works by Handel, Brahms and Faure, as well as music from films Pirates of the Caribbean and Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 14 March 2017)

    Discover eucalypts in and around the Village Centre

    On this free guided walk, see a range of eucalypt trees in the Discovery Garden, the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection and in Forest 20, the Southern Tablelands Ecosystem Park (STEP). The Eucalypt timbers used as architectural features in the Village Centre will also be highlighted. Every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 10am. Brought to you by the Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra. Inquiries: 6207 8484. See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 24 March 2017)

    Plenty of fun in the April School Holidays

    Book in to a Mushrooms and Minibeasts Family Walk, make your own Bonsai, or play at Pod Playground these School Holidays. With an experienced guide, your family will explore the Himalayan cedar forest for small animals and fungi and enjoy a craft activity. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017)

    Discover Bonsai Week 20-26 March 2017

    The National Bonsai and Penjing Collection presents a week of special events, including daily styling demonstrations, curator-guided tours of the National Collection, an exhibition of handmade bonsai pots, a presentation, auction and Gala Cocktail Evening Demonstration by international guest bonsai artist Mr Tony Tickle. All activities are free except the Cocktail Evening Demonstration. More information, call 02 6207 8484. See the full story.
    (Published: Wednesday, 25 January 2017)

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