Friday, December 20, 2019

Celebrating Plants

The model train display at The Botanic Gardens.
7, G gauge, pint sized, model trains chug through, around, above, and below,
 imaginative recreations of iconic botanical gardens from around the 
United States.

Created with more than 70 different types of plant materials.
the most commonly used plant materials include 
pine cone scales, willow twigs, cinnamon sticks, grape tendrils and acorn caps.

We visited on a weekday in December, 
a great time to visit.
After the school children left, we had the place to ourselves.

The United States Botanic Garden is one of the oldest Botanic Gardens, 
located on the National Mall, a few minutes from the Capital...
the Christmas display will be featured until January 5, 2020.


  1. The details in the displays are incredible. A beautiful visit!

  2. I love the botanical garden. It looks like they have changed the display a little since our last visit, which has been a few Christmas' ago now. Great photos Debbie!

  3. Absolutely amazing! I haven't been to DC in a few years. I need to go back!

  4. That is just fantastic! I like your kind of fun!

  5. That is so neat they make that stuff from plant materials, and I like how they have it wind through the plants, too cool!
    Another fun bucket list item done!

  6. That is the best model train display I've ever seen. So beautiful!

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    1. hi ruth, nice to see you!! wishing you and chris a very merry christmas!!!

  8. What a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing these fantastic photos of what you were seeing. It was all so beautiful. I do like the model train display for sure.
    Blessings and hugs for this one!