National Arboretum Canberra


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    Friends’ Efforts Recognised at Volunteer Awards

    The outstanding efforts of the volunteers from the Friends of the National Arboretum were acknowledged with a Certificate of Recognition at the recent ACT Volunteer of the Year Awards. Activity details.

    Future of the Arboretum – Have Your Say

    We want to hear what you think about the National Arboretum Canberra and its future. This short survey will help us to understand how people experience the Arboretum. The survey takes about 5 minutes and you can enter the draw for a $200 voucher from the Curatoreum gift shop. Your answers are confidential. Survey closes 27 June 2016. Activity details.

    Autumn inspired exhibitions open until 29 May

    See autumn-inspired exhibitions of photography, drawing and painting in the Village Centre until 29 May. Photographic Exhibition - Celebrated Canberra photographer Martin Ollman. Martin has captured many wonderful photographs of the Arboretum, including some from a hot air balloon. Canberra Botanic Artists - with an artist in residence. See works inspired by the vivid autumn colours and textures of the trees at the National Arboretum. European Trees - Learn about the European trees in the Arboretum. Activity details.

    Part of Pod Playground closed 29 March - late May 2016

    The construction of a new accessible toilet at Pod Playground will commence on the 29th March. The part of the playground closest to the Village Centre, including the Pod entry gate, banksia cones and two of the three swings will be closed to the public from on the 29th March to late May 2016 while the new toilet facilities are being built. Public access to the rest of the Playground will remain open during this time. Activity details.

    Warm Trees 2016

    Are you a knitter or crocheter? We need you! The Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra are seeking people to knit or crochet scarves for an exciting and colourful display at the National Arboretum. Each year the Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra volunteers, with support from the Arboretum’s staff, install the amazing Warm Trees display in July. Activity details.

    Free introductory talks

    Enjoy a free introductory talk about the Arboretum, 15-20 minutes long. Every 30 minutes from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm daily. Meet at the 'free talk' sign in the Village Centre. Wheelchair and stroller friendly. Activity details.

    Free guided forest walks

    Discover some of the Arboretum's forests with a trained guide and learn about its trees and their stories. Activity details.

    Every day activities

    There are a range of other activities for people to enjoy on a daily basis at the Arboretum. Activity details.

    Guided group tours

    Guided bus tours are available for groups of 30 people and up while guided walking tours are available for groups of 10 to 16 people. Activity details.

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