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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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Great Opportunity: Organisers for WarmTrees 2020

Friends of the National Arboretum are seeking members for a new organising committee to prepare for WARM TREES 2020. This has been a very successful event over the years. It is based around hand crafts and is an important way to involve so many people in the Arboretum, even if they are not tree savvy. If you are interested in joining this new group, read on ...

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Help NAC win a Visitor Experience Award

Rate the National Arboretum Canberra (NAC) and help it win! Your feedback through a quick survey will tell us what you love and how we can improve. The NAC strives to ensure that the visitor experience is a positive and memorable one, whether it be discovering the forest trails, a guided walk, a family visit to the Pod Playground, a coffee with friends or an evening function. The Friends and volunteers are NAC partners in delivering exceptional services to all visitors. Simply visit www.outrate.com.au and select Events and Attractions.

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Funding Proposal Guidelines

Council has approved these Guidelines for Friends' Activities Approval Process. Should you have a great idea for a funding project/proposal to be spear-headed by the Friends, this document will help you through the process!

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Three Zigzag Gardens launched!

The first three Zigzag Gardens in the Central Valley of the Arboretum were launched on 28 March, having been planted last December. They are a stunning example of how wonderful this Valley will look when all the Zigzag Gardens are complete.

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Warm up for Warm Trees 2019!

The weather is starting to get cooler and it will soon be time for daylight saving to end so more time to knit and crochet in the evenings. In July we will make the National Arboretum even more spectacular than it already is and our efforts also go towards helping charities once the display is over. Our diplomatic partner for 2019 is the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Our themes for this year will be colourful tulips and amazing bicycles. And the theme colour for the scarves will be orange (which is the royal colour for the Netherlands).

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