The U.S. Botanic Garden’s annual holiday exhibit, “Season’s Greenings: All Aboard!,” opened Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, and runs through New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

This year’s exhibit features plant-based re-creations of iconic train stations from across the U.S., including classic stations like DC’s Union Station, New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, Detroit’s Michigan Central Station, Maui’s Lahaina Station, and many more, plus fantasy Dinosaur and North Pole stations.

This year’s schedule of Holiday Music in the Garden concerts, all beginning at 6 p.m., includes:

12/4: Project Natale (contemporary jazz)

12/6: 40 Thieves (Irish rock)

12/11: Samovar (Russian folk)

12/13: Dial 251 for Jazz (contemporary jazz)

12/18: Tony Craddock, Jr. & Cold Front (smooth jazz)

12/20: The Capital Hearings (a cappella)

12/27: Capital Accord Chorus (choral)

Location is 100 Maryland Ave. SW, on the southwest side of the U.S. Capitol. More information at

By Sheila Wickouski

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