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National Bonsai & Penjing Collection

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Address: Forest Drive | Tuggeranong Pky Weston Creek, Canberra 2611, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6207 8483
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The National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia displays, for...

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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amazing Beowulf collection

This collection is amazing and worth a visit. It is serene and calming. The bonsais are beautiful ...a lot of care and skill has gone into it. This collection is a gem in Canberra.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Wodonga, Australia

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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This collection is amazing and worth a visit. It is serene and calming. The bonsais are beautiful ...a lot of care and skill has gone into it. This collection is a gem in Canberra.

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Franca, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many differents species of the bonsai tree, very well maintained. The place are beautiful and organized.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had visited the National Arboretum on a few occasions but only just discovered this beautiful collection on my last visit.

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

For Bonsai lovers its a must visit place. We visited a Bonsai Competition earlier and was informed about this place

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I know very little about plants, but this stop is well worth it. The bonsai plants are amazing. Do go.

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Somerville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I talked about this when I reviewed the National Arboretum. They are in the same place. This place is tranquil, magical and inspiring. I can't wait to get home to Victoria and get into my greenhouse. The entry is by donation and there is a guide there to answer your questions. You will savour the experience.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

On display are around 100 Bonsai either loaned or donated from Bonsai artists around the country, and is a magnificent showcase for Australian Bonsai. Most specimens are Australian native trees. This display rivals that great displays I saw in Suzhou in China. The Bonsai and Penjing Collection has an ancient 165 million year old petrified tree stump on display, kindly... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

It is definitely worthwhile visiting if you are at the National Arboretum. Free entry - but a gold coin donation is always good to do. Spend your time admiring the art of the bonsai, and appreciate how much time is spent in creating these. There is always someone working on the bonsai, and they are more than happy to engage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

If you love a great view and beautiful Bonsai trees then this is the place for you. The staff their were very nice and eager to help and give info where you wanted. There is lots to do around there but unfortunately I didn't have much time to explore.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

The Collection is truly one of Canberra's hidden delights. In its new(ish) home at the National Arboretum, it houses some of the finest bonsai, penjing and suiseki that you will ever see. After a fantastic breakfast at The Conservatory, we spent an hour or so (I could stay much longer) viewing these magnificent works of living art.

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