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US Botanic Garden Celebration of National Parks, Historic Landmarks

The United States Botanic Garden is hosting a holiday exhibit titled ďSeasonís Greenings: National Parks and Historic Places,Ē celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. In their model train show, the trains chug around, below, through and above recreations of iconic national parks and sites in the National Register of Historic Places, all made from plants and other natural materials. The West Gallery houses a large indoor tree decorated with national park ornaments as well as a model of the Old Faithful Inn and geyser. In the Garden Court are model landmarks from the nationís capital, again all made from natural materials, along with more than 30 varieties of poinsettias featuring old and new forms and colors.
US Capitol
US Capitol
The White House
The White House
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
US Supreme Court
US Supreme Court
US Botanic Garden Conservatory
US Botanic Garden Conservatory
Smithsonian Institution Castle
Smithsonian Institution Castle
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Washington Monument
Washington Monument
Tribute to the National Park Service
Tribute to the National Park Service
NPS in context
NPS in context
Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful Geyser
Old Faithful Geyser
In the spirit
In the spirit
Christmas ornament
Christmas ornament
Beneath the tree
Beneath the tree
Fun for everybody
Fun for everybody
Tail wagging the deer
Tail wagging the deer
The moose
The moose
Monticello
Monticello
Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty
John Muir House, Freedom Tower
John Muir House, Freedom Tower
Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore
'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas'
'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas'
Tharp's Log
Tharp's Log
Railroad and Theodore Roosevelt Home
Railroad and Theodore Roosevelt Home
Sitka National Historical Park
Sitka National Historical Park
Iolani Palace
Iolani Palace
Teapot Dome Service Station
Teapot Dome Service Station
Mattes Street Signal Tower
Mattes Street Signal Tower
Cliff Dwellings, Mesa Verde National Park
Cliff Dwellings, Mesa Verde National Park
Harry S. Truman Home
Harry S. Truman Home
 Earth-Lodge Dwellings
Earth-Lodge Dwellings
The Alamo
The Alamo
 Cape Florida Lighthouse
Cape Florida Lighthouse
 Kennecott Mines
Kennecott Mines
The snow plow engine
The snow plow engine
The snow plow engine, detail
The snow plow engine, detail
Paul Bunyan and Babe, the Blue Ox
Paul Bunyan and Babe, the Blue Ox
Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry
Wawona Tree
Wawona Tree
Arches National Park
Arches National Park
 Devilís Tower
Devilís Tower
Model train
Model train
Dr. Kingís Birth Home
Dr. Kingís Birth Home
Philippi Covered Bridge
Philippi Covered Bridge
Cape Hatteras Light Station
Cape Hatteras Light Station
The ladybug train
The ladybug train
 Sacajawea and Pomp
Sacajawea and Pomp
 Casa Grande Ruins
Casa Grande Ruins
 Maggie Lena Walker House
Maggie Lena Walker House
 Denali Mountain
Denali Mountain
'Seasonís Greenings'
'Seasonís Greenings'
'Seasonís Greenings'
'Seasonís Greenings'
'Seasonís Greenings'
'Seasonís Greenings'
'Seasonís Greenings'
'Seasonís Greenings'
'Seasonís Greenings'
'Seasonís Greenings'
'Seasonís Greenings'
'Seasonís Greenings'
Festive conservatory entry
Festive conservatory entry
The conservatory in poinsettias
The conservatory in poinsettias