Forest walk cancelled - Wednesday 16 January 2019 Activity details.
Bonsai Week 2019, 25 - 31 March 2019 Activity details.
Summer nights at the National Arboretum just got a whole lot cooler. Live music, drinks, shopping and more... 4, 11, 18 January 2019 Activity details.
Pick up a self guided 'STEP into Summer' activity booklet from the Information Desk. The booklet will take you on a discovery journey to Forest 20, The Southern Tableland Ecosystem Park, and is filled with fun activities to keep you busy along the way. Forest 20 is a five minute walk from the Pod Playground. Suitable for young families and primary school children. Activity details.
Canberra's favourite Pod Playground is getting a lick of paint and some routine maintenance to ensure that it continues to be a fun, safe and beautiful playground. To get this work done, the Pod Playground will be closing for one week once children have started the school year. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause, we are sure you will appreciate the work once completed. There is still plenty for families to do – you can visit the Children's Garden in the Gallery of Gardens, fly kites around the amphitheatre, enjoy the forests and grounds, picnic in the Himalayan Cedars and more! Activity details.
This workshop is a hands-on experience dedicated to exploring the products of a beehive beyond honey. You will be able to see beeswax extracted from the hive and learn how to use it, touch propolis and taste pollen. Learn how to use beeswax to make lip balm, food saving wrap and a candle all to take home. Bookings essential. Activity details.
Do you want to attract bees to your garden? Join a Bee-friendly Garden workshop to find out what to plant in your garden to attract both honey and native bees. Get an understanding about the foraging habits of honey bees and sources of nectar and pollen. Do you want to attract bees to your garden? Join a Bee-friendly Garden workshop to find out what to plant in your garden to attract both honey and native bees. Get an understanding about the foraging habits of honey bees and sources of nectar and pollen. Bookings are essential. Activity details.
Are you looking for somewhere to entertain the family these upcoming school holidays? Create and decorate a kite to fly at one of Canberra's most scenic locations these school holidays. As a bonus, children then take their kite home with them to fly later! Children can still decorate and make a kite if weather is unsuitable for kite flying. Sessions run in one hour blocks. For information, call 6207 8484. Bookings are essential. 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.
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.