I got a chance to go to the The New York Botanical Garden Train Show just after Christmas this year. It is an annual display of trains running through a strikingly realistic cityscape of NYC made of plants.
This is a miniature of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory where the train show is taking place. The details in the buildings are extraordinary!
Natural materials used to create the landmarks, buildings and bridges include twigs, leaves, seeds, pine cones.
Watch the locomotive pull the G-scale trains across almost half a mile of tracks.
There are 150 landmarks that require more than a passing glance to appreciate all the detail and artistry.
There were many adorable young ones but this isn’t only for kids. Children and adults will really enjoy this wonderful display.
The finale features iconic structures from the 1964 World’s Fair including the Unisphere and the Astro-View Towers.
This display is held each year around the winter holidays. This year the exhibit opened on November 21 and will have their last day on January 18th. Get there soon to enjoy the garden grounds and the trains.