Sunday, January 18, 2015

Longwood Gardens Minature Garden Railroad

There are so many beautiful things to see when you visit Longwood Gardens.
Every season, every year they expand the displays and décor,
it's difficult to see everything on every visit!!
We didn't reach the Garden Railroad display until after dark.
It was probably the best time of day to view it,
it was decorated so beautifully,
but difficult to photograph at night.
The railroad was outdoors, and we won't talk about the temperatures,
lets just say it was freezing cold, and we'll leave it at that.
The hubs took these pictures,
as I told him my poor little fingers were frozen,
that always works.

 We had gotten a little dusting of snow that day,
so in addition to all the lights,
the display also had a fresh coat of powder.
We passed this beautiful tree as we headed toward the exit...
 all the trees, on all the paths...

are decorated with thousands of lights!!
If you have missed any of the earlier entries about Longwood Gardens,
they can be found here, here and here.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Longwood,
be sure you do.
You won't be disappointed.


  1. Hi Debbie, the Christmas lights at Longwood Gardens was one of my favorite things about visiting there in the winter.. The train display is nice too.. Your hubby took wonderful photos for you.. Thanks for sharing your visit.. Happy Sunday!

  2. That dusting of snow would help the photography, reflecting more of the light than the grass...
    The trees are really incredible - I can't believe all the lights!!

  3. Debbie,
    magical Christmas time.
    I marvel at all your photos.
    They are wonderful.
    Have a great week.
    Greetings from Polish.

  4. WooHoo, choo-choo-choo on the choo-choo train! I love that train display! Of course all the other lights and trees just an added plus!

  5. the lights really are pretty. like that bridge in the railroad display! very cool (pun intended - nice work on the cold fingers...)

  6. Love that beautiful white lit Christmas tree, just gorgeous. =0)

  7. Thanks Debbie for sharing what we never go to see;))
    Good Sunday.

  8. Just breathtaking! I love Longwood and all the beautiful plants and decor.

  9. Wish I have Longwood Garden garden in my garden:)
    No one can't be disappointed when they visiting places like this

  10. I have loved every post you've made of Longwood. So very beautiful, and just image how much work goes into that wonderful place. Thank you so much for sharing that adventure, and actually, sharing all the gorgeous places that you visit. :)


  11. What a beautiful display. I love the yellow trams. The pink tree is very pretty. I also have trouble making pictures in winter, my hands get frozen and feel hurt very fast.

  12. Wonderful images Debbie!!I like the train display,and the pictures of the Christmas trees!
    Thank you for sharing!

  13. And suddenly, I feel the Christmas spirit again. :)

  14. How cool! I agree, I'd say night is the best time if you want to really see the lights.

  15. Lovely- reminds me of Garvin Gardens's Christmas display. Good job getting the hubs to fill in as photog!

  16. As beautifully lit up everything was I would say you got there are just the right time. Good sport your husband!

  17. Certainly does look like a beautiful place! I love those large scale model trains.

  18. Those are some really beautiful pictures. The Christmas tree looks amazing. This reminded me of the Christmas town in North Carolina, McAdenville. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015!

  19. The miniature railroad looks fascinating; it's one of those things I'd love to see! The lights are really beautiful as well.