Conservatory Winter Display and Garden Railway Exhibit
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - Sunday, January 3, 2016
10:00am - 5:00pm, FREE
(Closed December 25 )
If the leaves have fallen from the trees, then garden railway season is on its way. This is the tenth season of partnership with the Washington, Virginia & Maryland Garden Railway Society. The South Conservatory comes to life with a landscape in miniature, as trains and trollies wind their way through town and country scenes, past one-of-a kind models of the Brookside Gardens Conservatories, the Dentzel Carousel and the Chautauqua Tower of Glen Echo Park. Colorful plantings light up both greenhouses, with bold Poinsettias in red, pink and white blending with other strong colors of Clerodendrum quadriloculare, fireworks flower, Bouganvillea, and Salvia. Silver and blue Plectranthus, white snapdragons, blue Browallia, purple Nicotiana and peppers provide accent and contrast in the scene. Winter may rule the outside landscape but the conservatories will be bright with color and active with sound and motion to match the festive feeling of the season.