Model trains navigate painstakingly crafted miniatures of New York City’s built environment, all made entirely out of plant parts. The Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium are among the more than 175 landmarks that form a fantastically rendered city landscape built from seeds, bark, leaves and twigs, serviced by a robust half-mile of track, all nestled within the stunning and historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. This year's train show is inspired by Central Park, with replicas of famous features like Belvedere Castle and the Dairy. Other events coinciding with the train show include a cappella performances, classical music concerts, a poetry reading and activities for kids.
New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show. Photo: Christopher Postlewaite