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EARLY CLOSURE - Tuesday 27 November 2018

Published Tuesday, 20th November 2018: The Village Centre at the National Arboretum Canberra will be closed to the public from 2pm on Tuesday 27 November 2018. The National Arboretum grounds will be open until 8:30pm as usual. See the full story.

Party your way into 2019 - Bollywood Style

Published Monday, 19th November 2018: Say goodbye to 2018 and join Ginger Catering for an unforgettable Bollywood style New Year's Eve party. A night of glitz, glamour, colour and dancing the night away at the National Arboretum Canberra. See the full story.

Themed Guided Walk – Arboretum Geology: Ancient Rocks and Landscapes Sunday 16 December 9.30am – 11.30am

Published Friday, 16th November 2018: Each month a free guided themed walk through the forests of the National Arboretum Canberra is offered by the Friends of the Arboretum. Bookings essential. See the full story.

Guided Forest Walk 2pm, 17th November 2018 - CANCELLED

Published Monday, 5th November 2018: We apologise for cancelling the walk on Saturday 17th November, we hope you can make another date. See the full story.

Total Fire Ban - restricted access at the National Arboretum Canberra

Published Monday, 5th November 2018: A TOTAL FIRE BAN has been declared in the ACT from 9am – 12 midnight for Saturday 3 November and Sunday 4 November 2018. Due to this ban, the road to the Cork oak forest is closed to the public. Access to all forests is restricted. If visiting the National Arboretum, please remain close to the Village Centre. See the full story.

Tourism win for Canberra

Published Monday, 5th November 2018: Promoter Complete Events Group have brought to Canberra the Anthems Live concert to the National Arboretum Canberra, featuring some of Australia's iconic musicians including John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Cebrano, The Black Sorrows with Vika and Linda plus local bands. See the full story.

The National Arboretum Canberra site will be closed to the public from 2pm on Saturday 17 November 2018.

Published Friday, 2nd November 2018: Please contact us if you require any further information. See the full story.

Restricted access at the National Arboretum, 12 - 20 November 2018

Published Wednesday, 31st October 2018: The Amphitheatre and Events Terrace will be cordoned off for site works between 12 - 20 November 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information please call the National Arboretum on 02 6207 8484 between 9am to 4pm. See the full story.

Restricted hours to the National Arboretum, Saturday 17 November 2018

Published Wednesday, 31st October 2018: The National Arboretum Canberra site will be closed to the public from 2pm on Saturday 17 November 2018. Cars will not be able to access or park onsite from 1pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. See the full story.

Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday 7 October 2018

Published Thursday, 4th October 2018: The National Arboretum Canberra grounds, including Pod Playground, will open from 6am to 8:30pm daily during Daylight Saving Time. Perfect for those early morning strolls, leisurely evening picnics and for watching stunning sunsets. The Village Centre opening hours will remain open from 9am - 4pm daily. See you at the National Arboretum, more sunlight in the day, more time to play! See the full story.

Ginger Catering Events wins Award

Published Wednesday, 12th September 2018: Congratulations to Ginger Catering for winning the Venue Caterer category in the 2018 Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence, Australian Capital Territory. See the full story.

Bees in the Trees series

Published Tuesday, 11th September 2018: Bees in the Trees is a series of workshops at the National Arboretum dedicated to the observation of bees and their “bee-haviour”. Participants will be introduced to life inside and out of the hive. Explore the wonderful world of honey and other amazing bee products, and learn how bees serve as a key indicator of the fragility of our natural world. Our Bees in the Trees Series Workshops is presented by Canberra Bees and proudly bought to you by the Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra. Book at www.stickytickets.com.au/nationalarboretumcanberra. See the full story.

Gallery of Gardens wins award

Published Thursday, 21st June 2018: The AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects) ACT Awards 2018 celebrates the positive impact of Landscape Architects on the lives of Australians through the planning and design of built and natural environments. Congratulations to Harris Hobbs, Jim Fogarty Design, John Patrick + Bosque Studio for winning the Tourism category for the Gallery of Gardens project at the National Arboretum Canberra. The Tourism category celebrates projects that demonstrate excellence in landscape design and a tangible contribution to tourism and enhances the profile of the area. The Gallery of Gardens features five interconnected gardens including a Children's Garden, an Aboriginal dreamtime story garden – Mununja the Butterfly and a Labyrinth. Have you visited the Gallery of Gardens yet? See the full story.

New Garden at the National Arboretum Canberra

Published Friday, 25th May 2018: A stunning new garden at Dairy Farmers Hill, featuring Snow gums Eucalyptus pauciflora, sponsored by The Friends of the National Arboretum, is known as the ‘Friends Garden’. See the full story.