Monday, July 04, 2011

The Ultimate Train Garden

While over at my brother's and sister-in-law's garden, she brought me across the street to see her neighbor's train garden.  Little did I know that this was not just your average backyard railroad engineer!

This is a big time railroad with the initials of the owners done in black iron and mounted over the railroad grounds.

His name is Brad Bennett watercolor artist and professional photographer

December on  Michigan Avenue

The building of the railroad is a hobby that has become a passion and put him in place as an expert among his colleagues.

Brad has built all of the trestles, track and buildings.

There is full landscaping throughout the railroad areas with evergreens and flowering plants.

The houses he builds look so lifelike with attention to to every detail.

Even the automobiles are to scale and vintage!

You are probably wondering where are the trains?  They are all stacked neatly in Brad's office, shelf after shelf of colorful and shiny trains.

Enjoy Brad's website his diversity as a watercolor artist and photographer, producing wonderful sports posters and beautifully framed artwork for homes and offices. 


Sissy said...

and a Cubs fan, I see! What a talented guy!

Karen said...

Wow, Eileen, what a treat to see this! He has spent so much time and effort on this wonderful train garden. This is something you don't see very often, and never in this scale and with so much detail. I wonder what he does in the wintertime, can all the buildings be brought in? Amazing!

Larry said...

Oh my goodness... is there no end to talented people in this world... I love discovering and being amazed by creative people.... this is wonderful! Larry

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Sissy,

Yes, he is multitalented. I think he is an all around sports fan.


Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Karen,

I understand he leaves the buildings out over the winter.


Gatsbys Gardens said...

I find it difficult to believe that one person can have so many talents, just like us gardeners, right?


fer said...

wow! that is amazing!
There is so much detail in his design

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Thanks Fer,

Yes, it is amazing that he could execute this much detail.


Beth said...

Eileen, This is amazing! There is a society in our area that does railroad gardening and they are having a tour of railroad gardens next wknd. It would be a fun thing to see. I love his art, too! I hope you are enjoying your summer.
Hugs, Beth