U.S. Botanic Garden

After the Capitol tour, on the way to the tree lighting, we were able to make a quick visit to the US Botanic Garden Christmas Show. It included a large garden railway (including Thomas of course) within and above the vast array of plants in the glass gallery. Special for this Christmas were many of the landmarks of Washington reproduced in sort-of-to-scale models made completely from plant materials. Below are just a few.

US Botanic Garden from Capitol Hill (the real building)

The Supreme Court made from plant materials.

The Garden Railway Overhead


The Capitol

Lincoln Memorial

The White House

I wish we had been able to find out more about how they were built, but alas it was closing time.

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