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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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World Bonsai Masters in Canberra - 30 Aug-1 Sept 2019

The National Arboretum Canberra is very pleased to announce World Bonsai Masters will be held from FRIDAY 30 AUGUST to SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2019. Kunio Kobayashi and Ryan Neil are considered to be two of the best Bonsai artists in the world and are holding masterclasses and demonstrations, as well as participating in a discussion forum and critique. BEST OF ALL - Friends are entitled to a 10% discount (except Masterclasses). See below for more information.

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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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