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Bonsai Week - 23-29 March 2020 - CANCELLED

Join us to celebrate the art, science and the people behind bonsai. The National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA) has created a week of special events for the curious, novice and bonsai enthusiast. Throughout the week watch and learn from internationally recognised bonsai artists Marija Hajdic and Nik Rozman! There are guided tours of the collection, demonstrations, beginner workshops, talks - and the gala event - featuring a simultaneous demonstration by Marija Hajdic and Nik Rozman.

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Citizen science article

Read this fascinating article written by Lauren Brown, former Community Engagement Officer at the Arboretum, about Citizen Science which recently appeared in Roots magazine. It's entitled Australian Case Study: National Arboretum partners with Citizen Science Volunteers. Our thanks to BCGI for its publication.

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National Arboretum wins ACT Tourism Award

The National Arboretum last week won the Tourist Attraction award at the Canberra Region Tourism awards evening. It was fantastic for the National Arboretum with its amazing staff, volunteers, Friends, Ginger Catering and Curatoreum to collectively win this substantive award. The Arboretum is now automatically entered into the National Tourism awards being held in Canberra March 2020. This award is testament to the wonderful resource we have in the Arboretum. Well done to us all!

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AAFBG Eucalypt - No 53 - Nov 2019

The latest issue of Eucalypt, newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG) is now available. There's an article from the Australian National Botanic Gardens and one from the Royal Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, recently visited by our Friends' Chair, Trish Keller OAM. I'd love to run a winter program of coffee mornings and talks - what would the theme be for the talks ... Anyway, read all about it here!

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Name That Flower - 3rd edition

NameThatFlower-Nov19

'Name That Flower' - now being published in its 3rd edition - is a valued source of clear and concise information on identifying flowering plants from around the world, both cultivated and in the wild. This edition is updated to align with current systems of plant classification that incorporate advances in molecular DNA analysis. It includes more than 130 detailed line drawings, 64 colour pages and information on 46 plant families.

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AFFM Friends Review - Sept 2019 issue

The Australian Federation of Friends of Museums (AFFM) has just published its latest biannual Review. Includes articles on The World Federation of Friends of Museums, Gold Museum photographic collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery centenary, Brooke Museums and other news.

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Canberra Times article on Salt Bush

At the National Arboretum Canberra the new Friends sponsored garden in the Central Valley is planted with salt bushes (Rhagodia spinescens). Amalie Shawcross, operations manager at the Arboretum, says the plants were purchased from Yarralumla Nursery which propagates the majority of the saltbush it supplies as it is highly successful and is grown to Canberra conditions.

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