A Garden Of Holiday Splendor
Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, as Senators go to the floor to vote to cut off debate on federally subsidized loan interest rates and move to a final vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (J. Scott Applewhite)
Inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the Holiday Garden and Train Show is a yearly tradition.
Miniature railways wind through tunnels and over trestles into Old New York. The trains glide past landmark Manhattan brownstones and historic mansions of the Hudson Valley. There are no shingle and clapboard houses here; the buildings are made of natural materials like cinnamon sticks, pine cone scales, sunflower seeds and acorn caps.
New this year is the New York City skyline, scaled down to fit beneath a 30-foot Christmas tree.
Outside the conservatory, larger-than-life topiary bunnies are having their own winter adventure.
Exhibits of things great and small are on display at the New York Botanical Garden this holiday season.
- "No problem": Yes, it's a BIG problem
- Remembering Danny Kaye on his centennial
- Backup singers get their time in the spotlight
- Dressing down a culture for refusing to dress up
- Jim Gaffigan: Stand-up dad
- Jim Gaffigan: Standing up to fatherhood
- Much ado over Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing"
- New Sesame Workshop film helps children of jailed parents
- The popularity of "Mommy Porn"
- The art of shaving is alive and well
- The astronaut wives club
- Almanac: Pepsi-Cola
- A new hope for back pain sufferers?
- Louis C.K. on Father's Day
- Adam Levine speaks
- The cost of a nation of incarceration