All aboard

It’s time once again to get your tickets for the New York Botanical Garden’s “Holiday Train Show,” which runs through Jan. 12.

Now in its 22nd year, the extravaganza features model trains traversing replicas of New York landmarks from the Botanical Garden’s collection of more than 140 structures – all created from plant materials such as leaves, twigs, bark, berries, seeds, pine cones, nuts and pods. There are more than a dozen trains running on nearly a quarter mile of track in the warmth of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. In addition to favorite replicas such as the Empire State Building, the original Yankee Stadium and the Brooklyn Bridge, this year ‘The Artist’s Studio’ returns by popular demand, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how the replicas are constructed by designer Paul Busse’s team at Applied Imagination.

For more, visit nybg.org.

And for more holiday goodies as well as baubles, bangles and beads, check out WAG’s December “Gems” issue, available next week. 

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