Saturday, January 19, 2013

Train & Miniatures Show At the Enid Haupt Conservatory

Each year Chris and I attend the train and miniatures show at the NY Botanical Garden.  Most of the special events there are held in the beautiful Enid Haupt Conservatory pictured above. 
We always wait until the show is in its last week (that way all the kiddies are back in school) the crowd is also less substantial as well being that the holidays have come and gone.   There are always lots of trains and lights and all the NY buildings that are included in the displays are nestled beautifully inbetween the foliage and plants that are part of the conservatory's regular displays.
Each year I have to confess that my favorite part of the display is the replica fo the Enid Haupt Conservatory itself as I think it is a gorgeous building.  This was my favorite year as the conservatory and all the flora around it was just so full and gorgeous.
The front water feature as you come in the front door is always enhanced with a gorgeous display.  You can also see the Statue Of Liberty in the background as well.
Each building is created by artisans using twigs, branches, leaves, acorns, bark and a various smattering of more of nature's art supplies. 

I hope you enjoyed a little bit of this year's tour...........


Memories for Life said...

Wow, how cool! I love that each building is created using natural supplies. Beautiful photos.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh Ruth! This is so cool!!! I can't believe those buildings are made from twigs and such! Those artists are crazy talented!

You crack me up about Pinterest. It really is addictive and so much fun! Have a great weekend! ~Val

Duni said...

How lovely! I love miniature replicas of famous buildings and landmarks! What a beautiful garden!

Liliyu said...

wow amazing that they use twigs, beautiful!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks All, this is a really fun show and I highly recommend it if you are in NY city during the holidays.