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