Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Golden Gate Express™ The Conservatory of Flowers’ popular garden railway exhibit will steam back into town for the holidays this year. Last year, visitors were overwhelmingly delighted by the model trains, miniature gardens and especially to the scaled down SF landmark buildings made so cleverly from recycled materials. People were enthralled with the humorous and inventive designs of these and in response we are debuting 6 new additions for a total of 18 wonderfully eco-creative icons of the San Francisco landscape. From Ghirardelli Square to the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower to Chinatown’s dragon gate, replicas of San Francisco’s most famous places have been creatively crafted from recycled and repurposed materials. Corks, wine boxes, cheese graters, cutlery and more come together to make San Francisco’s gourmet haven, the Ferry Building, and the towering Transamerica Pyramid is studded with over 600 computer keys. Debuting this year are six new landmarks including City Hall and Alamo Square’s famous Victorian Painted Ladies -- all set amongst miniature gardens and parks to create a magical setting for this special holiday eco-attraction. So, gather the family and get on track. The Conservatory of Flowers’ Golden Gate Express is a must see destination for the holidays! Click here for visitors' information.