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National Bonsai & Penjing Collection

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Forest Drive | Tuggeranong Pky Weston Creek, Canberra 2611, Australia
+61 2 6207 8483
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An excellent display of Bonsai

We enjoyed the display, and the volunteers were very helpful. We were amazed at the way that some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Central Australia
Fantastic collection

I hadn't seen this collection at the arboretum before so I was delighted when I spotted it on this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gympie, Australia
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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
+61 2 6207 8483
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the display, and the volunteers were very helpful. We were amazed at the way that some of the Bonsai's were landscaped. We particually liked the diarama display and the forested display.

Thank HeyJude49
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't seen this collection at the arboretum before so I was delighted when I spotted it on this visit. A really good selection of bonsai trees, especially loved the scene ones.

Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely outstanding - unlike any collection I've ever seen during my travels! We love viewing the collection across the year as the season changes. Amazing artistry with a huge array of trees species and designs. A true privilege to be able to see peoples personal...More

Thank belsi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into Bonsai or even if your not this display is amazing. When you get down and look under the trees you find another world. It is part of a much larger complex with forest planting’s from all over the world. Also has...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I'm not much of a bonsai type, OK well I wasn't but I am now, I came home and had my own mini tree going in just days. To me they were a bit mesmerizing, and even a little romantic, I bet my wife hugged...More

Thank hammerholt
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Bonsai natives as well as more traditional plants, many from private collections. A volunteer gave us terrific insight into bonsai. Gorgeous plants.

Thank TukoPomojaAustralia
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The bonsai and penjing collection is great. I enjoyed my visit in April and August of this year. It's too bad that my son didn't get to see it when we went in October. In April, I saw a group of seniors looking around doing...More

Thank hoper88
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Surprisingly nice Way to spend the afternoon with the family. Some were in full spring bloom which was beautiful!

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

A stunning view with all the greens that surrounds you. You also get see all the hills that surrounds canberra. Is just brilliant view and jaw dropping. The bonzais..... They also gorgeous. The most bonzais I ever see. My visit to here tottally wort it.

Thank Fairytail91
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Have never been to Japan, but I imagine that this collection and its setting are representative of an authentic Japanese garden. One of my go to places in Canberra when I want to bit of peace and tranquility... so long as there aren't children playing...More

Thank purple_traveller
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