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National Bonsai & Penjing Collection

Forest Drive | Tuggeranong Pky Weston Creek, Canberra 2611, Australia
+61 2 6207 8483
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Incredible! Worth visiting the arboretum just for this!

Very beautiful and well cared for! The volunteers are well informed and so passionate. Definetly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah D
Unique in minature

A unique part of the Arboretum, which is excellent in its own right. Quite amazing minature plant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig W
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The National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia displays, for public enjoyment and education, a collection of high-quality bonsai and penjing representing the diversity of styles amongst Australian artists.
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Forest Drive | Tuggeranong Pky Weston Creek, Canberra 2611, Australia
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+61 2 6207 8483

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful and well cared for! The volunteers are well informed and so passionate. Definetly worth it

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique part of the Arboretum, which is excellent in its own right. Quite amazing minature plant artworks!

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you aren't into gardening or particularly fond of plants you will love this place. These ancient trees and landscapes in miniature are a real delight and entertaining for people of all ages from young children to the elderly. There is easy access though...More

Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The range of plants including eucalyptus and other indigenous species is impressive, particularly loved the beech and mass planting of some plants in bonsai form

Thank Paul h
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The plants in this collection ar just beautiful. Even though I am not a fan of the actual idea of bonsai, these are certainly beautifully presented. Some of them are very old too. Definitely worth a look.

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Really beautiful pieces Free to visit You can see people tending to the bonsai trees and asking them about their work One of the best Bonsai collections you will see

Thank Konrad M
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I love to bring visitors to Canberra here because no matter their expectations, they always are delighted by this Bonsai collection and the helpful volunteers. So many different ones with such varying species and different ages. This is a true combination of art and nature....More

Thank S P
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The collection here was the main reason we visited the National Arboretum over the Easter weekend and we were not disappointed... As I approached the entry there was a sign up about conditions of entry and I was really expecting to see the words "no...More

Thank spiffy1970
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Visited in March 2017 with a friend from WA who has practised Bonsai in years gone by. This is a stunning collection of beautiful miniatures in mature form. Quite a few species here I would not have expected possible to 'miniaturise'. We especially liked the...More

Thank AllisonT54
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The National Bonsai and Penjing collection is wonderful and a must-see. Set in an area next to the Arboretum Visitors Centre, it is like entering another world. It is a truly remarkable collection which gives the appearance of great antiquity. The artistry of trees is...More

Thank Alison R
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