Eat, drink, shop

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The Curatoreum gift shop stocks wonderful books, gifts, children’s activities, homewares and jewellery. With its focus on sourcing unique gifts and books, there are new treasures to discover each visit.

The knowledgeable staff are always happy to help you find the perfect gift or special something. And remember to show your members card for a 10% discount at both the National Arboretum and the National Portrait Gallery stores.

For more information visit or phone (02) 6251 3371.

Self Catering

You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks and eat outdoors in the forests or on the Village Centre decks. Alternatively, you may like to purchase food and drinks at Sprout Cafe in the Village Centre. Please note: indoor seating in the Village Centre is reserved for cafe patrons only. Due to licensing regulations, visitors are NOT permitted to bring or consume their own alcohol in the Village Centre or on the Village Centre decks or in the Terrace Room.

Ginger Catering

Sprout Cafe and The Conservatory Restaurant in the Village Centre offer contemporary Australian cuisine using fresh, high-quality, locally grown produce and are managed by Ginger Catering, the official caterers at the Arboretum. Restaurant bookings are required.

For all restaurant inquiries and bookings, call The Conservatory Restaurant on 02 6130 0173, email:

For all venue inquiries and bookings, call Ginger Catering on 02 6273 4366, email:

Ginger Catering - premier service for all events, great and small.

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Sprout Café

Delicious snacks, great coffee, relaxed lunches or picnics

Café food everyday 9am - 4pm - no need to book

Conservatory Restaurant


Contemporary Australian cuisine showcasing fine local produce

Lunch every day 12-2pm
Breakfast Saturday & Sunday 8am-11am

Bookings recommended on 02 6130 0173 or

Ginger Catering - for Canberra's finest food