Every so often I get invitations to media preview events, but they’re usually from power equipment companies…..and I don’t really feel motivated to drive down to New York City to drive a lawn tractor across a convention center floor….. But last week I got one that was super tempting–an invite to see the New York Botanical Garden‘s annual Holiday Train Show. This event has been going on for twenty-three years, and I’ve always heard such amazing things about it, so I used you guys as an excuse to play a little hookie and drive down to the Bronx!
According to NYBG, “The Holiday Train Show showcases replicas of New York landmarks, artistically crafted of natural materials such as bark, twigs, stems, fruits, seeds, and pine cones by designer Paul Busse’s team at Applied Imagination.” All I can say is that it was COOL! (I’m such a detached journalist, aren’t I? HA! Not.) That they made all of these gorgeous structures from plant materials boggles the mind, and the garden settings they created for them in the conservatory are more than wonderful. I’m going to have to step up my game in Kaia’s fairy garden, for sure!
Check out NYBG’s website for more info about the show, which opens this Saturday the 15th and runs through Sunday, January 19th. For those of you who can’t make the trek to NYC, we’ll spend the next two days seeing some of the sights in botanical form, along with some photos of the corresponding real-life buildings. Today we’ll start with some overall scenes of the the minature landscape and a few individual buildings, and tomorrow I’ll focus on even more specific buildings. Enjoy!
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