This year's Voices in the Forest, Canberra’s operatic spectacular, will present some of the finest voices and musicians in the world, including Sumi Jo, Soprano; Richard Troxell, Tenor and Sally-Anne Russell, Mezzo-soprano. Early Bird Discount of 15% is available for groups of 10 or more until 31 August 2016. See the full story.
(Published: Thursday, 21 July 2016)
Parisa Applegarth's photographs share rare insights into the life of a Sami reindeer herder in Lapland in the Arctic Circle. Today there are just a handful of Sami who still follow the old ways. Free artists talk at 11am, Saturday 6 August in the Village Centre. See the full story.
(Published: Wednesday, 20 July 2016)
Come and see the largest knitted community art work in the world, 'Warm Trees', at the Arboretum for the month of July. This year's display features bright autumn colours and includes a giant knitted maple leaf, easily seen from the Village Centre. Pod Playground and the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection will also be decorated with vibrant knitting. Warm Trees is the combined effort of hundreds of volunteers who knit or crochet scarves for an exciting display at the Arboretum. Join us for one of the many free 'knit ins', try your hand at knitting a maple leaf, help decorate Pod Playground or enjoy a free guided Warm Trees walk. See the full story.
(Published: Friday, 1 July 2016)
The Events Terrace is set to be transformed in the coming months. Works include planting avenues of trees along the roads and walkways, installing seating and lighting and the construction of three of the Gallery of Gardens - the Open Gardens Australia Garden, Mununja The Butterfly Garden and the Labyrinth Garden. See the full story.
(Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2016)
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)