National Arboretum Canberra

We invite you to celebrate the opening of four new gardens

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. Enjoy the new gardens - pack a picnic or buy delicious food from the Sprout Café or the gourmet BBQ, 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 are $10 each). Rare chance to buy fresh and preserved Arboretum produce at the Harvest Stall. Free face painting for the kids.

When: Sunday 2 April 2017 from 12 noon to 3pm
Where: Events Terrace, National Arboretum Canberra.
Cost: Free, except for kite kits ($10 each). No bookings needed. For more information, call 02 6207 8484 or email:

In the case of rain, the outdoor activities will be cancelled.


On the Events Terrace

1:15pm Canberra Gay and Lesbian Qwire

12:30pm Didgeridoo with Jayden

1pm Black Hat Band

12 - 3pm Free face painting

Visit the gardens and hear about the inspiration and stories behind the designs:

12 - 2pm Guided Labyrinth Walks

12 - 3pm Mununja the Butterfly story-telling

In the Terrace Room

12 - 3pm Decorate and make your own kite ($10 per kite)

In the Discovery Garden

12 - 3pm Harvest stall.

A rare opportunity to buy fresh and preserved produce straight from the Arboretum's forests and gardens. The Harvesting group of the Friends of the Arboretum have been busy collecting, drying and conserving. On sale: fig jam, pickled figs, pickled vegetables, chutneys and pickles, pesto, dried marigold petals, dried herbs and lavender and sumptuous gourds.

Gourmet BBQ and cold drinks available from Ginger Catering.

More about the Gallery of Gardens.

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