The Paul Busse Garden Railway At Franklin Park Conservatory Is Back

All aboard! We’re heading to Franklin Park Conservatory to check out something incredible.

The Paul Busse Garden Railway is making a second stop in the Grand Mallway of the Conservatory.

After quickly becoming a fan favorite exhibit, the Paul Busse Garden Railway will be back again at Franklin Park Conservatory, and this time it’s sticking around for three extra months. Opening on April 2, guests will be able to explore the model trains and the themed destinations, including Fairytale Land, Wild West Town, European Travels, and more.

This miniature world includes 51 botanical models made from all-natural plant material, all while the model trains whirl around. Special elements of the exhibit include two waterfalls and an enchanted tree hollow.

The Paul Busse Garden Railway via Franklin Park Conservatory

The train is designed by Paul Busse and his team at Applied Imagination. Busse is a graduate of the Ohio State University and created his first public garden railroad at the request of Ohio Governor Jim Rhodes for the 1982 State Fair. Busse’s big break came during AmeriFlora ’92 when one of his creations was featured in a German-themed garden. He’s most widely known for the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show, one of the Big Apple’s most famous holiday attractions.

Admission to The Paul Busse Garden Railway is included in your admission to Franklin Park Conservatory. The conservatory is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and this exhibit will run from April 2, 2021- January 9, 2022. You can see Franklin Park Conservatory’s full COVID-19 guidelines right here.

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