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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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It's all small, but it packed a big WOW

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... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hammerholt
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Tennessee
Fascinating

Bonsai natives as well as more traditional plants, many from private collections. A volunteer gave... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TukoPomojaAustralia
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Sydney, 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
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday

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 4 weeks ago

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 14 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
Reviewed 8 September 2017

can take a while to see prince andrew visit this last year. very great veiws concerts are held here big groups

Thank ray12031924
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Adjoining the Arboretum at the western end of Lake Burley Griffin is this very popular collection of around one hundred exhibits of both native and foreign trees. The exhibit is open most days of the year and is free. There is a charge for parking....More

Thank Saggito
Reviewed 12 August 2017

If you are at the National Arboretum you cannot miss this impressive collection of Bonsai specimens. The tress are so old. It is fascinating to see them up close, the detail is incredible. There are helpful guides who are there to tell the story of...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is not just a collection, it is a vision of time. The Guides here are very helpful and passionate about the collection & are happy to explain so much. Thank you.

Thank Farmer C
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