Bonsai Week - 23-29 March 2020

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.


Year of Blooms - Art exhibition - Feb-March 2020

Year of Blooms, National Arboretum Canberra is an art project created by Canberra artist Valentyna Crane. The collection of original paintings capture the trees blooming not only during spring, but also through summer, autumn and even winter. Go on a journey through the seasons of the Arboretum. All works are for sale via The Curatoreum gift shop. Open from 15 February to 15 March 2010 from 10.00am to 4.00pm.


Development Application - Arboretum

A public information session will be held on Thursday 13 February 2020, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at the National Capital Exhibition, Barrine Drive, Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park, to discuss National Capital Plan Draft Amendment 94 - National Arboretum Commercial Accommodation (DA94)


Carnivorous Plants Exhibition - The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


Enter the captivating and bizarre world of carnivorous plants with the living exhibition Plants with Bite. Featuring 25,000 of the world's hungriest and creepiest plants this exhibit tells the story of how the iconic Venus flytrap, lobster pots, bladders and more, lure, trap, kill and digest insects. Marvel at the simplicity of these plants.


Art Exhibition - Kyeema Gallery - 7 February-8 March 2020

HansvanHaalen exhibitn Feb-Mar2020

An art exhibition is being held from 7 February - 8 March 2020 at the Kyeema Gallery, Capital Wines Cellar Door, 13 Gladstone Street, Hall, ACT (Gallery open Thursdays - Sundays from 10.30am - 5.00pm). The exhibition features artworks by Hans van Haalen, recent Friends benefactor, and Lesley Burrows.


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.


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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