Our future direction

A symbol of recovery and regeneration, the National Arboretum Canberra is celebrated for its forward-thinking vision - as a place of beauty; education, research, recreation, conservation and above all, a special place set aside for future generations.

Our mission is to continue to nurture a living collection of international significance. Building upon the successful progressive implementation of the National Arboretum’s master plan, the Arboretum will continue to develop with a focus on constant improvement.

We prioritise projects that make the site more accessible, improve the visitor experience, maintain and grow our living collection, activate the landscape through new activities and events, and, overall, provide more variety to the broader community.