Botanic Garden Opens Holiday Exhibit Featuring Model Trains and Incredible Replicas (photos)

Caterpillar Train rolls past Monticello
Jeff Malet
Caterpillar Train rolls past Monticello

During the holiday season, the U.S. Botanic Garden presents "Season’s Greenings", a unique exhibit featuring model trains and incredible replicas of Washington, DC's most famous buildings and monuments. The garden railway was designed by Paul Busse of Applied Imagination in Alexandria, Kentucky. The exhibit is truly amazing with all of the buildings made of real plant materials! Adults and children will be fascinated by this special Christmas-time treat in the nation's capital. Explore "Who Lives Here?" and see all kinds of delightful dwellings, from an opossum house and a critter condo to model American presidential homes. Don't miss this popular exhibit, including one of the largest indoor decorated trees in Washington, D.C., and the capital's landmark buildings in the Garden Court.

Get into the holiday spirit by coming to the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in December for extended viewing hours, when the Conservatory will be open until 8 p.m., featuring live seasonal music in the Garden Court. All performances are free. No advance reservation necessary.

This special holiday treat will close on January 2. The U.S. Botanic Garden is located next to the U.S. Capitol at First St., NW. Washington, DC.

View our photos from the exhibit’s opening day on Saturday, Nov. 25 by clicking on the icons below.

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