The Na­tional Ar­bore­tum, ACT

Gardening Australia - - SPECIAL PLACES -

I love trees. On oc­ca­sion, I even like to hug them be­cause it makes me feel bet­ter. While this ex­tra­or­di­nary col­lec­tion may not be on your radar, it should be. High­lights in­clude the 2604-strong plan­ta­tion of cork oaks, some of which are a cen­tury old. As well as 31 threat­ened species, the ar­bore­tum grows trees from Ar­me­nia, Bangladesh and Zim­babwe, to name a few. Be­fore vis­it­ing, though, check the web­site for fire warn­ings. na­tion­alar­bore­tum.act.gov.au, (02) 6207 8484

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