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Garden Railway

Garden Railway

Dates & Price

October 1, 2020–January 10, 2021


Free with Gardens Admission

Celebrate 20 years of our whimsical, wonderful Garden Railway.

A perfectly fanciful blend of horticulture, engineering, and lighthearted fun awaits guests of all ages with this very special display located outdoors near the Terrace Restaurant.

Each fall, members of our Horticulture, Facilities, and Guest Services departments team up to achieve the not-so-small feat of creating this multi-level world in miniature—complete with a beautiful seasonally changing plant palette—which shines throughout our Autumn’s Colors and A Longwood Christmas seasons. We proudly showcase our collection of 31 locomotives, steam engines, diesel engines, and specialty engines—as well as the ever-popular Thomas the Tank Engine and many of his friends—as they rumble along nearly 500 feet of track amid textural foliage, flowering plants, and woody plants. Read our blog post to learn more.

Come explore and make new memories with us. The Garden Railway operates during regular Gardens hours, weather permitting.