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Lindsay Pryor Arboretum

27 Jan

Yeah, we’ve got the National Arboretum… but as lovely as it is, it’s a little lacking on fully grown trees. Literally just across the Parkway is the Lindsay Pryor Arboretum, with a small but fully grown forests of native and exotic trees. Built in the 1950s at the ‘suggestion’ of the then Governor-General Field Marshal William Slim who wanted to improve the view from the GG’s residence, the arboretum was and is used as a place of scientific research and education. Better still, the arboretum is dog friendly, and a great place to explore.

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National Arboretum

12 Jun

On a Sunday afternoon in May, a handful of Canberra‘s Twitter population meet for the (almost) monthly #cbrtweetup (which can be roughly translated as Canberra Twitter meet up). There’s not much better than being able to catch up with friends with a beautiful view as a backdrop, so we descend on the National Arboretum.

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