National Arboretum Canberra

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What's On

    Ancient landscapes guided walk on Sunday 18 Feb 2018 at 9.30am to 11.30am

    Step back into ancient times to learn how the scenery of the Arboretum and the ACT was shaped. Discover things you never knew about rocks and 'reading the landscape'. Walk through trees that grew at the time of the dinosaurs and now grow at the Arboretum. The walk will go off track and will be steep in places. Please wear sturdy, closed shoes and a hat; dress for the conditions and bring water. Bookings required as places are limited. Tickets: $8 per Adult or $6 for Friends of the Arboretum. Book at: For more information, call 02 6207 8484.

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    Guided morning walks every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 10am to 11am

    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 10am. For more information, call 02 6207 8484. Activity details.

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    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: Activity details.

    Seasons of the Arboretum Exhibition, 20 January-18 February

    This exhibition of original paintings conveys Valentyna Crane’s passion for the Arboretum’s vistas, skies and forests through the changing seasons, a landscape that overwhelms her soul with its magnificence...”my wish is to share that feeling by producing paintings that will catch your eye and reach into your soul.” Open in the Village Centre daily from 9am to 4pm, 20 January to 18 February 2018. All works are for sale. To preview the paintings, visit Activity details.

    Bonsai for sale now

    Crafted by the experts at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection, a variety of bonsai are now available for sale at the Curatoreum Gift Shop. Choose from mini wisterias, Chinese elms, azaleas and junipers to start or to add to your collection. Never owned a bonsai? Want to learn more about bonsai styling and care? Be sure to look out for bonsai classes and bonsai events at the National Arboretum in 2018! Activity details.

    Free introductory talks

    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.

    Every day activities

    There are a range of other activities for people to enjoy on a daily basis at the Arboretum. Activity details.

    Guided group tours

    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.

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