Bronx

All Aboard for the Bronx Botanical Garden

A ten minute walk east from the 4 train’s Bedford Park stop is the Bronx Botanical Garden.  I would recommend a visit to this well manicured park anytime of the year but especially during the holiday season.  Starting in mid-November, the Botanical Garden showcases its extraordinary collection of model trains set to a backdrop of iconic New York buildings made out of plant material.

A few notes before we get into the details and photo tour:

1.  This is a popular exhibition (i.e there will be a crowd to contend with.)

2.  Try and purchase tickets in advance.  You can get them on-line here – http://www.nybg.org/visit/tickets.php

3.  The cost for the trains and building tour is $25.

4.  Not a bad spot to take a date

Now to the task at hand.  I have been to this showing twice and both times did not disappoint.  The entire New York City skyline (which does include all 5 boroughs) is scaled down to handcrafted models.  The attention to detail is astonishing.  I took a few picture but do encourage you to head up and visit yourself.  The exhibit runs from November 17th, 2012-January 13, 2013 and is an annual event.

 

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