Replica of the conservatory
I have always loved trains and when my three sons were young we sought out train trips and even train themed vacations. We had a large Lionel train table set up in one of my son's rooms and we spent hours building and landscaping our trainland countryside and towns. I was delighted on our recent trip to San Francisco to find the conservatory had a miniature garden train railway on display as it brought back happy memories spent with my boys!
The conservatory devoted and entire room to this beautiful display. It was so fun to watch and as a gardener I appreciated the little details and plants they selected for their railway landscape.
They included all the famous landmarks of San Francisco...the trolley cars, Japanese gardens...
the Coit Tower and the
Many of the miniature models were made from recycled materials...I love the timer they used for the clock tower
and the cereal boxes for the famous Victorian row houses.
The golden gate bridge was made from recycled plastic vegatable baskets ...
the windmill from old rulers!
They also had a Thomas the Train railway for the little ones to enjoy.
Of course now I want to get up in the attic and get all our trains out and make a garden railway of my own...and trust me if I had a space to display them I'd be up there right now!
We had a great time!
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