National Arboretum Canberra


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    Join a guided Wattle Walk on 27 or 28 August 2016

    Join a special guided Wattle Walk with Australian Acacia expert Dr Suzette Searle who will answer your questions about all things wattle. Activity details.

    Tickets on sale now for Voices in the Forest 19 November 2016

    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. Activity details.

    Winter Wonderland Photographic Exhibition 6 Aug - 4 Sept

    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. Activity details.

    Warm Trees colour the forests in July

    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. Activity details.

    Transforming the Events Terrace

    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.

    Please support the construction of the AIDS Garden of Reflection

    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.

    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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