Friday, April 10, 2009
This is the largest little garden found in Germany's Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, a model railroad exhibit that covers multiple rooms on multiple floors in the warehouse district of Hamburg.
I don't know if this is a replica of an existing garden, but the design and detail are such that it easily could be. My last post about this exhibition, with shots of the little individual gardens can be found here.
The formal gardens include boxwood mazes and parterre gardens populated with people, no bigger than a fingernail. The little gardeners are clipping hedges, carting wheelbarrows, raking, hoeing and mowing. You know, doing a little gardening work. Garden visitors are walking, picnicking and jogging. There's even a little tiny film crew shooting something.
This gardener, on the road to visit the garden seen above, is obviously having some car troubles. It's not hard to guess that the model railroad builders are men, huh?
If you ever get to Hamburg, it's worth a visit. We just read in our newspaper last week that this miniature railroad exhibit, started by twin brothers, is on its way to becoming Germany's most-visited tourist site.