Missouri Botanical Garden

2005 Holiday Show

Snowy House

Holiday Flower & Train Show

Vintage St. Louis 2005

Behind the Scenes - Watch as the Show is Created !

Now returning for a third year, the Gardenland Express annual holiday flower and train show features colorful vignettes, scenes of the cityscape, and new additions—like a six-foot scale replica of St. Louis Union Station. Through this miniature landscape, a variety of theme trains, including a vintage streetcar, chug around historic St. Louis structures such as the giant birdcage from the 1904 World’s Fair, the waterfront, and various Route 66 favorites.

A tiny video camera attached to one of the locomotives will broadcast a “train’s eye view” on television monitors. Vintage cars, tiny people and animals, will dot the countryside and thousands of tiny lights will illuminate the trains, buildings, and tall ficus trees.

The six-week show features a rotating display of over 5,000 square feet of colorful blooms—including over 700 poinsettias, as well as cyclamen, amaryllis, fragrant narcissus, begonia, peperomia, kalanchoe, and exotic anthurium. Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras!

The show will continue daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday November 23, 2005 through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006. The show will be open till 8 p.m. December 26–30. (The Garden is closed on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.)

Entrance to the show and Garden is $10 for ages 13 to 64, $7 for seniors and $3 for children 12 and under, and FREE for Garden members and their children.

Sponsorship support provided by CBIZ Accounting, Tax & Advisory / Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., and Southwest Bank of St. Louis.

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