by Donald M.
As the summer heat bears down on us, I remember the seasons that are to come and the traditions I have come to enjoy. One of these is the Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Garden.
The exhibit is held in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, having a half-mile of G-scale train track and 140 models landmark buildings, built out of natural materials: nuts, tree bark, fruits, pinecones, and leaves. It’s always fun to walk around the Conservatory through the 11 distinct habitats and ending your tour in the Holiday Train Show.
Seeing buildings you know and how they are constructed from what nature supplies’, who knew a nut could be used for a light fixture and pine cone pieces used for roofing, is always amusing. The trains are the larger scale and run thru out the exhibit and over the bridges which you walk under. They add new buildings each year so there’s always something new to view. One thing to remember is to go early to the show as it will get very crowded and if your bring your children it will be harder for them and you to enjoy the exhibit.