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Spring in Canberra: The National Arboretum

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The National Arboretum is a fantastic project to grow plantations of trees on an area devastated by bushfires a decade ago. The trees are still young, but the overall effect is still spectacular. Added to that, Dairy Farmer Hill has what I think are the best views in Canberra. Warning, the government is serious about paying for parking here. There is a fantastic playground, the Pod Playground, the Canberra Discovery Garden that shows how to use water wisely, and the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia. Pod Playground. Photo from ABC Radio National Find out more about the playground architectural design here . Village Centre Nest III Sculpture on Dairy Farmers Hill Bonsai collection Waterwise garden View east from Dairy Farmers Hill Something endangered from North America, very attractive plant Himalayan Cedars