The National Arboretum

Mar 2019, Canberra, ACT

We had been inspired to visit the National Arboretum after watching the presentation of the Australian of the Year awards on television earlier this year.

The arboretum was another vision of the city’s designer Walter Burley Griffin and one which has only recently come to fruition. The arboretum is one of the world’s largest living collections and comprises 94 forests. A stunning vista where 44,000 trees march across 250 hectares of artfully landscaped land overlooking the city of Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin.

In a much smaller space one can also visit the National Bonsai Collection and what a surprise it was to find eucalypts and my favourite tree the banksia in bonsai form.

What a priceless legacy for future generations.

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Wide Brown Land sculpture with Black Mountain comms tower behind

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The Margaret Whitlam pavilion overlooking the city
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A Saw Banksia in the National Bonsai Collection
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National Arboretum with Canberra in the distance

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