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National Bonsai & Penjing Collection

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Address: Forest Drive | Tuggeranong Pky Weston Creek, Canberra 2611, Australia
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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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Just amazing!

Well worth visiting the Arboretum to see this alone. We were amazed by the bonsai on display including one over 120 years old.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cheryl C
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Coffs Harbour, Australia

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting the Arboretum to see this alone. We were amazed by the bonsai on display including one over 120 years old.

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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

In terms of the plantings, the National Arboretum is still in the early stages of development but the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection is fully developed with some magnificent mature Bonsais of both exotic and native plants. There are good materials for visitors and also very informative guides to answer any questions.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is a remarkable surprise when visiting the Aboretum. Free entry. Helpful staff. A great range of bonsai trees from around the world. It is a wonderful place to visit. The ceiling is open, so - bring an umbrella if it is rainy.

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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 9 November 2016

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 29 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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