19 November 2015

Design Canberra: Archives, Experts and an Arboretum

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As part of Design Canberra, the National Archives of Australia invites you to

Join the experts to explore the horticultural aspects of Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffins’ vision for Canberra.

See the Griffins’ original plans and discover their sensitivity to the physical features of the national capital site.

Learn about the Griffins’ plans for reforestation, a botanical garden and a ‘continental arboretum’ with seven different areas representing the continents.

Hear about the Griffins’ relationship with federal horticulturalist TC Weston and Weston’s contribution to the greening of Canberra.

Saturday 21 November, 10am-4pm | Curator-led discussions at 11am and 1pm

Reading Room

National Archives of Australia

Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, drop-ins welcome

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