The National Arboretum has been nominated by the Canberra public as one of their favourite venues for the Out in Canberra People's Choice Awards. Activity details.
The acorns area in Pod Playground will be closed on Monday 24 October and Tuesday 25 October 2016. Activity details.
The 2016 Voices in the Forest Concert has been moved to Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, and will NOT be held at the National Arboretum Canberra this year. Activity details.
Join Australian guitarist Matt Withers for a special afternoon concert in the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion featuring the winning works of the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition and the world premiere of a new commission written by Dr Robert Davidson from the University of Queensland. Activity details.
Ginger Catering present a festive feast to celebrate Christmas and holiday time! Relax and enjoy a delicious three course Christmas-themed meal with matching wines, while taking in the panoramic views of Canberra. $90 per person. Activity details.
School children aged 12 and under, high school students and secondary college students are invited to take photos of the National Arboretum during springtime, anytime from 1 September to 30 November 2016 inclusive. Great prizes on offer plus the best photos will be displayed in the Village Centre. Entries close 1 December 2016. Activity details.
The Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA, has released key planning documents that will help shape the future of the National Arboretum over the next decade. The Future Directions Review will be informed by the findings and recommendations of the Forest Review and the recent stakeholder consultation process. Activity details.
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. Activity details.
Janet Jeffs is Director and Executive Chef of Ginger Catering, based at the National Arboretum, Canberra. Janet hosts luscious monthly Kitchen Cabinet Dinners for guests to enjoy contemporary Australian cuisine created from the finest, freshest, seasonal produce. Premium wines from the Canberra Region and entertaining talks by local producers and winemakers also feature on the menu. Dinner is canapes plus three courses and matching wines. Read about the next Kitchen Cabinet Dinner. Activity details.
The AIDS Garden of Reflection will create a secluded area for contemplation where visitors can honour those who have lost their life to HIV and AIDS. A community group of people, with the support of the AIDS Action Council, has spent years raising funds for such a place. The AIDS Garden of Reflection will be incorporated in the Gallery of Gardens, a series of six connected gardens being developed on the Events Terrace, and will feature the views and character of the surrounding landscape. Please support the funding appeal to construct the AIDS Garden of Reflection. Donations are fully tax deductible. Donate now and help us meet our goal of $125,000. Activity details.
Enjoy a free introductory talk about the Arboretum, 20 minutes long. Departs regularly between 10am and 3pm daily. Meet at the 'free talk' sign in the Village Centre. Wheelchair and stroller friendly. Activity details.
Discover some of the Arboretum's forests with a trained guide and learn about its trees and their stories. Activity details.
There are a range of other activities for people to enjoy on a daily basis at the Arboretum. Activity details.
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.