Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show
November 17, 2018 - January 1, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Welcome in the holiday season at the Missouri Botanical Garden with a stroll through an indoor wonderland of amazing sights and sounds! The annual Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show promises to delight visitors of all ages with six tracks of animated model trains and hundreds of festive holiday plants. 

Daytime Admission:
$5 per person (ages 3 and up) in addition to regular Garden admission
Free for Garden members and their children
Evening admission included with Garden Glow

The six-week Gardenland Express holiday show is created from the ground up every year. The design is under production by horticulture staff and volunteers at least 12 months prior to the show. In mid-October, Horticulture staff and volunteers begin assembling the show. Over 40 tons of aged sawdust are brought inside the display hall to form the base of the landscape. After being nursed for months in the comfortable conditions of a climate-controlled heated greenhouse, colorful flowering plants finally make their holiday debut in the Gardenland Express. 


$5.00 adults (ages 13 & over), in addition to Garden admission

Free Garden Members

Free children (ages 2 & under)

$5.00 children (ages 3–12)

Flower and Train Show at the Garden