‘Railway Garden’ returns featuring model trains
PHILADELPHIA – Amtrak is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society to sponsor the return of the Railway Garden at the annual PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs from March 11-19. Now on the main exhibit floor, this year’s Railway Garden will feature the theme “Holland in Your Backyard.”
Visitors to the Flower Show can enjoy the Railway Garden’s vast display of model trains and a trolley as they depict city and country life in the Netherlands. The layout will include canals and a canal house, a park, farmhouse and barn, windmills and a flower field in the exhibit. This year, the Railway Garden is included in your Flower Show admission.
Customers can take Amtrak to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and save. Visit “The City of Brotherly Love” on the Northeast Regional service and save 30 percent on a companion fare. Customers can avoid the hassle and expense of driving, parking or flying and enjoy the journey® with free onboard Wi-Fi, electrical outlets and a café car offering sandwiches, salads, snacks and hot and cold beverages including a variety of wines, beer and soda.
The Philadelphia Flower Show is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show, attracting more than 250,000 people annually. The show features large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes and over-the-top floral creations. This year’s theme is “Holland: Flowering the World” featuring the region’s top horticulturists and designers along with award winning landscapes and floral designers from the Netherlands.
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