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Rosy tree

We visited the US Botanic Garden’s annual “Season’s Greenings” display titled “Roadside Attractions” featuring plant-based recreations of iconic sights from across the United States, with G gauge model trains chugging around, below, through and above the displays. We also toured the Garden Court with its National Mall buildings and monuments, also all created from more than 70 plant-based materials. I had photographed the Washington exhibit at last year’s show, but found that I missed some of them and also saw that some are a bit different this time around. This year’s display was also very cleverly set up, with many of the roadside attractions spread throughout the conservatory, encouraging people to tour the entire building and not just the room containing the model trains.

We had to wait in line to get into the main exhibit, so I occupied myself with taking pictures of the holiday decorations in the Garden Court. The display opened on Thanksgiving Day, and monitors said until the day we went (Sunday) the lines had stretched all the way around the block and down Independence Avenue. Luckily it took us only about a half hour to get in.

Holiday decorations in the Garden Court, posted earlier:

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blizzard17-Dec-2017 15:39
original ans creative bravo happy christmas yo you and yours
Graeme11-Dec-2017 23:28
Beautiful reds and golds on this xmas tree, Helen.V!
Julie Oldfield01-Dec-2017 02:55
Beautifully festive detail. V
Pieter Bos30-Nov-2017 15:06
Beautiful details. Nice sharp. ~V
Don28-Nov-2017 22:57
You've inspired me into Christmas decorations with the lovely display of colour, light and form.
victorswan28-Nov-2017 20:53
So beautiful, Helen, I love the bulbs built from roses so lovely red color, I agree with Christine you get us in the Christmas mood the most pleasant time of winter Thank BV
Ton T.28-Nov-2017 18:33
Very beautiful Helen! V
François Fauchard28-Nov-2017 18:02
Superb decoration !
Tom Munson28-Nov-2017 17:49
This is beautiful, Helen. Terrific capture.
Ika Zinka Eferl28-Nov-2017 17:41
What a amazing decoration! V
globalgadabout28-Nov-2017 17:16
a full frame rich with delights..
LynnH28-Nov-2017 17:09
Ooooh... love the roses ornaments! V
Jim Coffman28-Nov-2017 15:39
A wonderful, festive capture, Helen..
larose forest photos28-Nov-2017 15:35
So beautiful, Helen. A marvelous shot to get us in the Christmas mood. V