There’s a reason that savvy New Yorkers refer to The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) as their secret garden. One of the greatest botanical gardens in the world, NYBG is a sanctuary that lies just 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. NYBG is not only an extraordinary garden, but a treasured cultural institution that ranks with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art as an essential part of New York City’s cultural landscape. With an increasing number of visitors looking beyond Manhattan for authentic experiences, this extraordinary 250-acre National Historic Landmark has jumped to the top of their cultural agendas. Of course, there’s a great reason to head to the garden this month.
It’s the Holiday Train Show ® , the 25th annual edition of New York’s most popular holiday celebration. It features model trains that travel along intricately laid out tracks that wend their way through more than 150 painstakingly crafted landmarks re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials in the magnificent Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The show runs through January 16, 2017.