U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Show – Photo Essay

The U.S. Capitol Building

The Supreme Court

The White House 

The Library of Congress

Union Station 

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian Castle

Seven G gauge model trains traverse a wondrously lighted imaginative landscape with structures created of more than 70 different types of plant materials

U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Show – Photo Essay

by Larry Janezich

This year’s annual U.S. Botanic Garden show “Season’s Greenings: All Aboard!” is open through New Year’s Day.

This year, the theme showcases train stations. Plant-based recreations of iconic train stations from across the United States are represented in the train room – New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, Detroit’s Michigan Central Station, Maui’s Lahaina Station, and many more, plus fantasy Dinosaur and North Pole stations.

The Garden Court displays 12 models of Washington’s iconic landmarks, including the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Supreme Court, and Library of Congress – all made from plant materials.  In addition, thousands of 30 varieties of poinsettias are displayed throughout the building.

The U.S. Botanic Garden is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On most Tuesdays and Thursdays in December, the Conservatory will be open until 8 p.m. for live seasonal music concerts and after-dark holiday exhibit viewing.

For more information, see here: https://www.aoc.gov/news/seasons-greenings-us-botanic-garden


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