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Go organic for the holidays

Posted by Chris Murphy  November 10, 2008 07:02 AM

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As if you needed another reason to go to New York: The New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show beings Nov. 23. Model trains and trolleys wend their way past more than 140 replicas of New York landmarks. This being a botanical museum, the replicas - including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, and Radio City Music Hall - are all created from plant materials. Designer Paul Busse and his team at Applied Imagination used things like bark, fungus, tea roses, cinnamon curls, reeds, acorns, moss, twigs, pine cones, and berries to create the spectacular little renditions in a larger-than-life city. As far as holiday traditions go, it's just really cool. The show runs through Jan. 11.

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