National Arboretum Canberra, The

Landmarks and Buildings

See the forest for the trees at the National Arboretum Canberra, with its 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. Walk, drive, cycle or even horse-ride around the 250 hectare site. You’ll be struck by the range of botanical beauty, including the living artworks in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection.

Enjoy free guided and self-guided tours, interactive displays, Pod Playground, a café and shop, outdoor sculptures, and picnic areas boasting some of Canberra’s most spectacular views.

The recently opened Gallery of Gardens is a living mosaic of unique gardens on the Events Terrace. Each garden has a distinctive design with a variety of trees, plants, landscape features and welcoming spaces to sit and enjoy the inspiring surrounds. The features include a labyrinth, reflective pond, sculpture and stone walls. Open now: The Open Gardens Australia Celebration Garden, The Labyrinth Garden, The AIDS Garden of Reflection and Mununja the Butterfly Garden.

Download the Arboretum’s Augmented Reality app so you can stroll among the forests enjoying unique soundscapes, diverse stories of the trees, and holograms featuring tales of a fire fighter, harpist, landscape architect, Ngunnawal man, volunteer guide and bonsai artist.

Facilities

Barbeque Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Enquiry Desk Family Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Free Wifi Lockers Lookouts Nature & Wildlife Non Smoking Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Restaurant Shop

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Free Entry

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