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Village Centre closed Thursday 28 September 2017 for one day only.

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    Village Centre closed Thursday 28 September 2017

    The Village Centre, Curatoreum gift shop, Sprout Cafe and Conservatory Restaurant will be closed to the public on Thursday 28 September 2017 for one day only for the Greater Western Sydney Giants' AFL Grand Final luncheon. The rest of the Arboretum will be open and public parking will be free in the overflow car park. See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 21 September 2017)

    Make your own bonsai for 8+ year olds

    Learn how to snip, sculpt and pot your own bonsai tree, then take your creation home with you. This hands-on workshop begins with a special tour of the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection to learn a little about bonsai, and to provide some inspiration for your own project. Tuesday 26 Sept & Wednesday 27 Sept at 10.30am and 1pm and Friday 29 Sept at 10.30am. Bookings required: $33.50. For information, call 6207 8484. Book at: See the full story.
    (Published: Sunday, 17 September 2017)

    Scar Trees Exhibition by Duncan Smith on 23 Sep to 22 Oct

    See an exhibition of ochre on canvas paintings by Duncan Smith, a Canberra based Wiradjuri artist, depicting patterns from his tribal scar trees. Free entry. Daily from 9am to 4pm in the Village Centre. Visit our website. See the full story.
    (Published: Saturday, 16 September 2017)

    Spring school holiday fun

    There's plenty for the kids to do these school holidays at the National Arboretum. From bonsai making, kite making and story-telling to indigenous painting and music workshops with Wiradjuri artist Duncan Smith and the young dancing group, the Wiradjuri Echoes. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 4 September 2017)

    Daily Floriade walks 16 Sep to 15 Oct at 11am

    Every day during Floriade, from Saturday 16 September to Sunday 15 October at 11am to 12 noon, join an informative, free walk through the Arboretum’s forests. Meet at the Information Desk in the Village Centre. No bookings required. Please wear strong, closed shoes and a hat and bring water. For information, call 02 6207 8484. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 4 September 2017)

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