I love Applied Imagination. They build garden train layouts for botanical gardens, museums & cultural centers. Every year we try to go to Fernwood Botanical Gardens every year. Two years ago they had lighthouses, last year they had roadside attractions. Can't wait to see what this year's theme will be. The first Applied Imagination layout we ever saw was at the Chicago Botanic Garden. They had the National Park buildings. A similar but small National Parks layout is at Eiteljorg Western Museum over Christmas called Jingle Rails. I love the Mesa Verde & Grand Canyon layouts. This past summer while I was in Nashville, TN I saw that Cheekwood Botanical Gardens had a garden train. Turned out it was an Applied Imagination layout & it's theme was Tennessee buildings. Loved the ladybug house. I love that Applied Imagination uses all natural items to make the buildings. Eiteljorg has a Girl Scout activity in conjunction with Jingle Rails where they have to go through the Native American exhibits on the second floor answering questions about what natural items the exhibits are made of. Elle got a Jingle Rails patch for her GS vest for completing the activity.
This link shows the newest building that was made for the Fort Thomas Library in Kentucky. I love the Bookworm.
The Bookworm and His House – Part 1 | Applied Imagination Blog