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Field Trip: Christmas Trains at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario

Click on the video above to watch the trains in action!

A Christmas tradition in many places is to build a temporary model railroad layout to thrill kids of all ages during the Christmas season.  The Royal Botanical Gardens commissioned just such a model railroad from  a U.S. firm called Applied Imagination.  They say on their website that they are a "nationally recognized, award winning crew of creative artists, botanical architects and landscape designers producing original public garden exhibits, seasonal displays and garden railways".  This train installation was built using exclusively botanic materials and features landscapes that celebrate Canadian landmarks.

Click here to see pictures of them building the railway layout for the Royal botanical Gardens, their first such exhibit outside the U.S.A.Scroll down to see other fascinating creations.

The exhibit is free with paid admission to the Royal Botanical Gardens.  Click here for admission and rates information.

See the photo below and also click here to see another model railway themed exhibit they built for the New York Botanical Gardens.

Posting by Russ Milland

Click on the image below for a closer look!  

New York Botanical Gardens

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