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US Botanic Garden Conservatory

US Botanic Garden Conservatory

The United States Botanic Garden is hosting a holiday exhibit 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 re-creations 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 models of 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.

The US Botanic Garden Conservatory, made entirely from natural materials. All the models of Washington, D.C., historic landmarks appear as they were originally constructed (so many look quite different today, as does the conservatory).

US Supreme Court, posted earlier:

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Sarah Rehfeldt09-Dec-2016 21:10
Neat exhibit! This one has the perfect setting.
Gill Kopy30-Nov-2016 02:09
What an amazing exhibit - the craftsmanship is mind boggling and the buildings are so beautifully set amongst the vegetation V
LynnH30-Nov-2016 00:00
I wonder what material they used for the conservatory roof? Amazing details! V
Ton T.29-Nov-2016 20:28
That's beautiful Helen! V
Graeme29-Nov-2016 20:11
Beautifully captured with nice light, Helen.V
Chris Morton29-Nov-2016 19:50
quality models
Colin Storey29-Nov-2016 19:32
Great image of this superb model.
Martin Lamoon29-Nov-2016 18:29
Like this model, well shot Helen.