The trains, buildings and snow in Wonderland Express — don’t miss experiencing it yourself in person!
Check out the three new features of the Wonderland Express exhibition surrounded with beautiful holiday plants! Watch for Michelle Obama’s childhood home, the Obama family’s Kenwood home and the Union Stockyard’s Old Stone Gate. Over 80 Chicago landmarks are featured in the exhibition. Learn more at chicagobotanic.org/wonderland.
Many of the wreaths you see outside the Wonderland Express exhibition were designed by the Garden’s own horticulturists. We stopped by to watch them put together their wreaths for the display. See their completed wreaths as well as many wreaths designed by local florists and garden centers when the exhibition opens on November 27. To learn how to make your own, see our list of holiday decorating classes at chicagobotanic.org/school/holiday.
We’re taking you behind the scenes to see what it takes to put together the 10,000-square-foot Wonderland Express exhibition. Crews were cleaning up and repairing the Chicago landmark buildings before they’re placed in the exhibition. Watch to see this year’s new features and learn about their natural building materials.
We stopped by to see the installation of a 40-foot tree on the Esplanade and talked to Cindy Baker about how staff create the stunning outdoor light display for Wonderland Express. Learn how to wrap conifers and deciduous trees with lights to highlight the different branching structure.