Holidays Meet Fairy Tales in this Magical Wooden Castle!

If you live in or around Columbus, Ohio, you may want to stop off at the Franklin Park Conservatory, where you will find a castle made of trees. Landscape architect Paul Busse has spent his career creating magical landscapes from living things. In 1991 he founded Applied Imagination, a company focused on using biological architecture to create new landscapes, including the annual Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, which recreates New York’s greatest landmarks in delicate wooden miniatures. Even though he has since retired, he continues to consult on some exhibits, and his work for this year’s Franklin Park Conservatory display combined fairy tales, castles hewn from trees, and the simple joy of a holiday train.


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