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Plan a Visit to Season’s Greenings: America’s Gardens at the U.S. Botanic Garden

December 19, 2019

Celebrate the holidays by exploring America’s vast array of public gardens—in miniature! Happening now at the U.S. Botanic Garden, Season’s Greenings: America’s Gardens is a seasonal exhibit that presents plant-based recreations of gardens, sculptures, and monuments located around the country, from Maine to Hawaii!

Two entrances make for easy access to the exhibits. The first is the Model Train entrance, where you can view the trains, as well as plant recreations of conservatories, fountains, and sculptures.  Due to renovations, there won’t be trains surrounding the main trees. The second is the Conservatory entrance, featuring a seasonal display of plants that boasts 30,000+ poinsettias, some of which are new varieties that have yet to appear on the market. Two of the largest indoor trees will be decorated for the season and can be found in the Garden Court.

The West Gallery will represent 29 famous station models from across the U.S., such as Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad, North Pole Village’s Arctic Circle, Utah’s Salt Lake City Pacific Depot, and many more. The gallery will also feature its own tree decorated with its own train model.

Season’s Greenings: America’s Gardens at the U.S. Botanic Garden takes place through Jan. 5. The Conservatory is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with select days open until 8 p.m. – for live seasonal music – free of charge.