SF Chronicle: The Baby Blog reviews the Conservatory’s Garden Railway Exhibit

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The are certain words and phrases that immediately put me to sleep. “The Nutcracker Ballet” is one. “A new film starring Julia Roberts” is another. And, since I was a small child, “The Conservatory of Flowers” has worked like verbal Benadryl. Growing up, I considered this Golden Gate Park botanical garden a punishment for kids who weren’t good enough to go to the Steinhart Aquarium.

But then I got older, had kids of my own, started planting tulips in my front yard flowerbox, and began to appreciate destinations for their lack of visual overload. So when my colleague Jennifer Blot suggested that I take my sons to see the Garden Railway model train exhibit at the Conservatory, I was on board. Read more: www.sfgate.com…

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