FOREST WALKS MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO AIR QUALITY AND WEATHER CONDITIONS ON THE DAY. Discover some of the Arboretum's forests with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Learn about the trees and their stories. Duration one hour. Moderate walk, uneven ground in places. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat and bring drinking water. Free activity, no bookings required. Activity details.
Enjoy long leisurely summer days at the National Arboretum Canberra. Kids can create creative at craft and water play sessions or they can make and fly kite! (Thursday 8 Jan session cancelled) Activity details.
Enjoy live music on the deck, sample the snack menu or pre-order a picnic platter. Join us for an evening of relaxation and fun. Activity details.
This premier event of Bonsai Week will feature a simultaneous demonstration by Marija Hajdic and Nik Rozman. Watch the dynamic pair demonstrate their skills to create bonsai masterpieces that will be up for auction on the evening. Activity details.
International bonsai artists Marija Hajdic and Nik Rozman will take centre stage and take you on a pictorial journey of their private bonsai collections. Get an insight into the artists’ philosophy behind their style. Find out more about our guest speakers, what motivates them, their personal journeys and what international trends influence their style. Activity details.
Learn how to style and look after your very own bonsai! Activity details.
Intrigued about Bonsai? See the dynamic techniques and skills used in styling and maintaining bonsai. Drop into the National Arboretum Canberra Village Centre to watch bonsai artists explain and demonstrate the art of bonsai. Demonstrations are free and no bookings required. Activity details.
Get close and personal with the Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA). Hear about the history, the stories and the styles behind these living sculptures with Leigh Taafe, Curator of the NBPCA. Tours are free and no bookings are required. Please meet at the entry to the NBPCA. Activity details.
Visitors to the National Arboretum Canberra will be able to enjoy an extra 12km of tracks this spring 2019. The multi-use trails have been designed to ensure access to as many forests and vistas as possible for families, walkers, joggers and low impact cyclists. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.