My friend from Florida braved the cold weather and spent New Years with me in the D.C. area. On Friday we visited the United States Botanic Gardens, a warm and lovely place that grows all kinds of plants, from cacti to pineapple plants. I wish I had discovered their lovely holiday decorations earlier. They've been taken down now so you'll have to settle for my pictures.
Many people set up minature villages around the holidays. My mom has a huge village that takes over the house. I look forward to it every year. So imagine my excitement when I saw the Botanic Garden's "village" of important D.C. buildings and monuments made entirely out of plant materials!
Above is the dome (the cupola) of the capitol building. Below is the Smithsonian castle.
Around the Christmas tree, a train wove through a D.C. neighborhood.
The Botanic Garden even housed a fairy land, complete with castle!
Now that's art!
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