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    Pod Playground open daily from 6am to 8.30pm

    Make the most of the warmer weather and have fun with the kids at Pod Playground. Watch them delight in the giant acorn cubbies, sand-play, net fort, slides and nest swings. During daylight savings Pod is open every day from 6am to 8.30pm. Entry is free and parking is free before 9am and after 4pm. See the full story.
    (Published: Sunday, 19 November 2017)

    New penjing landscape on display

    You don't want to miss this new creation by penjing artist Khanh Linh, on display in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection. It's a large forest and rock landcsape, in miniature, complete with tiny cranes roosting in the trees and deer grazing underneath the shady trees. Visitors are simply loving it! See the full story.
    (Published: Saturday, 18 November 2017)

    Guided forest walk, Sunday 17 December 2017 at 10am

    Join one of our most experienced guides and explore the Arboretum's unusual monocot trees. Monocot trees are unusual, mainly tropical and related to lilies, orchids and grasses. The group will visit the jelly palms, Californian fan palms, dragon trees, the Chilean wine palms and Central Valley, then have a coffee together at the cafe (optional). See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 16 November 2017)

    Christmas Belles Dinner 7 Dec at 6.30pm

    The summer harvest of cherries and berries heralds the arrival of Christmas, celebrated in a festive outdoor even with music and more. Hosted by Executive Chef Janet Jeffs; the menu is crafted by our award-winning kitchen team and prepared with skill and imagination. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 13 November 2017)

    'Eat, Drink, Shop', Wednesday 13 December, 5pm – 9pm

    Sound like the perfect combination? Enjoy music, superb food and a 10% discount on purchases at the Curatoreum gift shop. Gingerbread fun and make your own Christmas card with Megalo Print Studio. Buy Ginger Christmas hams. Book dinner at the restaurant or share casual festive platters. Free gift wrapping and we'll throw in a stunning sunset with panoramic views across Canberra – See you there! See the full story.
    (Published: Thursday, 26 October 2017)

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