Saturday, December 26, 2009

The New York Botanical Garden Train & Miniatures Show

Every holiday season Chris and I try to go see the miniatures show at the NY Botanical Garden. Gorgeous landmarks, homes and famous buildings all made from flowers, twigs, leaves and fruit.

The Enid Haupt Conservatory above is where the miniatures show is held each year and also is home to my favorite event at the garden, the Orchid show. I think the consevatory is one of the lovliest buildings in the display.

The William K. Vanderbilt mansion.

The details are just amazing. If you want to take a closer look, you can click on any photo for a larger view. The roof on this house is well worth seeing, it is truly gorgous.

A street scene........I guess we just missed the train.

This is Kycuit, the Rockefeller estate.

The George Washington Bridge.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

All of the buildings are nestled in among the greenery in the conservatory.

Boscobel estate in Garrison NY. I really love to visit Boscobel, it is about 15 mins across the Hudson River from where I live.

I hope you've enjoyed this sampling of all the beautiful houses and buildings and the intricate details that make up each one. See you in the new year, Happy Holidays!!!!!!


NeereAnDear said...

The buildings are stunning...

What an amazing display of creativity...

Thank you for the tour...


Catherine Holman said...

I truly wish that little villages like this existed. I would love to live there! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Naturegirl said...

A vist worth seeing Ruth! The details as you said are quite amazing! Those leaves creating the roof of that Vanderbilt mansion is truly a work of art!
I have a message for you at my and light aNNa xo

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas.

WOW loved your tour Ruth, it's wonderful you and Chris share similar interests.

Happy New Year to you all!!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
oh my gosh! they are gorgeous, and your photos are amazing.

happy happy new year!!!

m & e

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Amazing!! I hope to visit there one day. Thank you so much for sharing and Happy New Year to you Ruth!! I wish you much success in the new year!


Inspired Tokens said...

The display is outstanding! How beautiful they must be in person because the photo's show much detail.

Happy New Year! I wish you much joy and success for 2010!

Nancy Medina said...

Ruth, this is just magical, how I would love to have seen it in person. Happy new Year to you!! xxoxo

The Rose Room said...

Oh my goodness Ruth they are exquisite!!!

Also..... thank you so much for the friendship & support you gave me last year! Wishing you a very happy 2010 and hoping that all your wishes and dreams for this new year come true! Rachaelxo

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth,
Happy New Year to you and your family.
I just love this post featuring the beautiful buildings in mini. You took wonderful pics and they are really inspiring.
That roof line is incredible.

Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by to say hi and your kind comment. It has been such a joy to get to know you this past year and also own 2 of your pretty jewelry creations. I look forward to many more great visits soon in 2010. This blog break is a real challenge but so needed.
Happy Creating and blessings to you always.
Your friend,
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Donna said...

Amazing! Beautiful little buildings.

Happy New Year, Ruth!


Nanbon44 said...

I love your artwork, I stopped by your etsy store and your roses are my favorite

Suzanne said...

Wow, wow!! What an incredible display! They are really amazing in their detail....thanks for sharing!
Happy New Year to you and Chris!

Charm and Grace said...

Being such an architecture lover myself, these miniatures are just stunning. Wish I could see them in person. Thanks for your sweet comment about my lump in the road. I am thankful to be moving on from that!