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The Village Centre at the National Arboretum will be closed to the public on Tuesday 25 September 2018. Don't worry, you can still enjoy the remainder of the Arboretum which will be open as usual. Activity details.
Australian Bonsai and Art Exhibition Tuesday 18 September - Wednesday 19 September 2018, 9.30am to 4pm. Exhibition open for two days only. Activity details.
During this workshop children will be introduced to the wonderful world of bees inside and outside the hive. Children will have fun identifying a queen bee, workers and drones through observation hives. They will learn what each bee is responsible for, why bees dance for each other and how honey is made. Bookings essential. Activity details.
During this workshop you will learn about the life cycle of a honey bee, roles with in the hive and how to identify bee types. Join this workshop, no previous knowledge or beekeeping experience is required! Activity details.
During the holidays you can create, decorate and fly your kite across the scenic grounds of the National Arboretum. You then get to keep it, for future kite flying adventures. Kite kits cost $15 each. Activity details.
This hands-on workshop for kids aged 8 to 16, begins with a tour of the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection Australia to learn a little about bonsai and to provide some inspiration for your own project. Activity details.
You will learn the essentials for creating, styling and maintaining bonsai. Styles include: cascade, forest and broom. Activity details.
Future Urban Forests - Risks to Australia's urban forests from climate change and urban heat - Tuesday 4 September - 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Activity details.
Join Dr Suzette Searle from the Wattle Day Association for an hour long walk down to the Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park. Activity details.
Take a walk with one of our experienced guides and unravel the stories of our trees. Activity details.
Enjoy a short morning walk with a friendly and knowledgeable guide and discover some of the Arboretum's forests. Learn about the trees and their stories. One hour long and free of charge. Moderate walk, uneven ground in places. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat and bring drinking water. Meet at the Information Desk in the Village Centre a few minutes before the start time. For more information, call 02 6207 8484. Activity details.
Let’s wind back the clock and celebrate some of Australia’s most iconic artists! With an incredible line up locked in featuring John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Ceberano, The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda and many more to come – Anthems is bringing you a star-studded concert to Canberra’s National Arboretum this November. Book your tickets now. Activity details.
Penjing Masters from around the world have gathered for the first time in Australia at the inaugural National Arboretum Canberra, International Bonsai Art & Culture Biennale and International Penjing Creation Conference 2018. Activity details.
Tell us about your visit to the National Arboretum and help us to improve our services. We would like to hear all your comments and ideas! Enter the monthly draw for a $50 gift voucher from The Curatoreum Shop. The survey should take about 5 minutes and your answers are confidential. For information, call 02 6207 8484 or email: email@example.com. Activity details.
Enjoy a free introductory talk about the Arboretum, 20 minutes long. Departs regularly between 10am and 3pm daily. Meet at the 'free talk' sign in the Village Centre. Wheelchair and stroller friendly. Activity details.
There are a range of other activities for people to enjoy on a daily basis at the Arboretum. Activity details.
Guided bus tours are available for groups of 30 people and up while guided walking tours are available for groups of 10 to 16 people. Activity details.