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Singapore Tour led by Friends' Life Members

A seven day tropical Trees and Garden Tour of Singapore, led by Life Members of Friends, Margie and Max Bourke AM, will happen from 5 to 11 March 2018. After decades of visiting Singapore they have established a deep knowledge of the treescapes and gardens of this island state.

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Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show - 7-8 October 2017

The Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show is taking place from 7-8 October at UC High School Kaleen, Baldwin Drive, Kaleen. The display is open from 9am - 5pm on Saturday and 9am - 4pm on Sunday. In addition to the display, there will be demonstration sessions at 11am and 2pm daily. And the poplar Bonsai Basics will again be held this year at 10am and 1pm daily.

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Art Exhibition - 22 September-23 October 2017

Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra, in association with the NAC and the Curatoreum, are pleased to announce an art exhibition, featuring artwork by Wiradjuri artist Duncan Tod Smith, OAM, founder of the Wiradjuri Echoes, his family group. The display, entitled Scar Trees, features patterns from scar trees found in Wiradjuri Country in western NSW where Duncan was born. The exhibition will be launched on Wednesday, 4 October at 2.00pm in the Village Centre by Jon Stanhope AM, Patron of the Arboretum.

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AAFBG Newsletter

Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra are members of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanical Gardens (the AAFBG held its AGM in Canberra this year and the Friends hosted delegates on Arboretum walks the next day). Eucalypt is the AAFGB bi-annual newsletter produced in May and November and is an important means by which the Association and its members keep in touch. Eucalypt is also an excellent resource document providing news on the ideas, innovation, challenges, events, successes and failures of the members who contribute articles. Information from the Committee's activities, Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) and other matters of interest to Members are also included. Originally called Campsis, the newsletter was renamed in 2015 to correspond with the AAFBG's new name and logo.

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Westbourne Woods Walk - 13 August

This walk will start from the entrance to the Royal Canberra Golf Club Bentham Street Yarralumla at 9.30am on Sunday 13 August. The guided walk takes you through parts of the historic arboretum and lasts about 2 hours. The guide will be Jim Laity and the theme of the walk is be ‘Trees from the Arboretum into Parks and Gardens’

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Japanese Cherry Blossom Posters for sale!

Following the WARM TREES 17 exhibit, the Japanese Embassy has kindly agreed that the posters they provided for display in the Village Centre can be sold to raise money for the work of the Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra. There are eight posters available – two others cannot be sold for copyright reasons. The posters will be sold for $100 each and already have a professional backing sheet applied to them. The display will be removed next week. If you are interested in purchasing a poster please contact Jocelyn on [email protected] or on mobile 0407176163.

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