Tuesday, April 29, 2014

National Arboretum Canberra




















A trip to the National Arboretum is definitely a must when in Canberra. As you can see the views are fairy-tale beautiful, especially at this time of year with the trees in the distance turning glorious shades of wine and chartreuse... and now that everything is so green again after good rainfall.

(5th image from the top) 'At the heart of the Arboretum is the Village Centre, an elegant, light-filled space with panoramic views over Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin and beyond. The Arboretum gift shop, Sprout Café and The Conservatory Restaurant in the Village Centre invite visitors to relax, browse and refresh.'

'Designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects, The Village Centre is available for hire from 4.00 pm seven days a week for events with up to 500 guests seated and 900 guests standing.' This is amazing architecture and the stone wall outside (around The Bonsai Deck) is just stunning.

Highlights include The Bonsai Deck is also well worth a walk-around as are the outdoor areas where you can take in the breathtaking views, walk through established forests and also weave through the outdoor sculptures. Of course I also love the little details, such as the plant engravings on the hand rail at one of the lookouts...

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