Back in June, ClockTowerTenants visited the amazingly cool Victorian Conservatory in our Bronx Botanical garden.
We returned yesterday for the Holiday Train Show, an entertaining mix of botanical architecture, buzzing miniature trains and the occasional unruly child.
This is definitely a family tradition, now completing 20 years.
A group of landscape architects and scale model artists under the banner http://www.appliedimagination.biz/ use bark and trees, leaves, mushrooms and flowers to clad foam forms, creating scale models of New York’s most famous landmarks.
We saw Radio City and the Statue of Liberty,
St. Patricks Cathedral and the Guggenheim Museum.
The bridges are made of tree limbs...
...and it’s all reflected in the conservatory’s beautiful reflecting pools.
ClockTowerTenants might take special note of the Jordan L. Mott house, grand Fifth Avenue home to the founders of the Mott Iron works and from whom our Mott Haven neighborhood takes its name.
Even our Bronx Bombers make the cut!
It’s a fun and popular show. Tickets are timed to reduce the crush so bring your camera, a snack and some patience for the line you’ll inevitably encounter.
But it’s great! And the conservatory is so amazing.
through January 16th.