From Garden News: ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN - HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW
Holiday Model Train Show
November 5 - January 7
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The model train show is back! Three G-scale trains with cars the size of a loaf of bread, plus a holiday trolley, chug along tracks in an imaginary, beautifully planted landscape.
The show was designed by Atlanta Botanical Garden staff with assistance from the Georgia Garden Railroad Society and landscape designer Tres Fromme. Train Installations did the fabrication and installation of the tracks; Garden horticulturalists and exhibitions staff installed the landscape and thematic elements.
Approximately 9 tons of rock was used to create a mountain ridge and a massive amount of mulch was used to build up the ground. Small towns, train stops, and other structures dot the landscape. Keep an eye out for whimsical surprises such as the Grinch overlooking Whoville.
Carefully thought out plantings give the display a great variety of textures and colors. Plants range from annuals (violas, kale, parsley and dusty miller) and conifers (Picea, Cryptomeria, Pinus, Juniperus) to deciduous material (Japanese maple, Pieris) and ground covers (Acorus, Sedum, Saxifraga, Ajuga). Fescue turf and moss add bright green highlights.
See the model trains then go for a ride on the the real thing:
The Botanical Express Ride-on-Train
Please note: trains may not run during inclement weather.