Bob & Gloria Olsen

  Welcome to the GB&O railroad. It all began about eight years ago after visiting the Chicago Botanic Gardens. We saw their railroad exhibit and I knew I had to have one. After visiting CAGRS member open houses we developed our plan for a railroad.

Our railroad has about 200 feet of track that goes around two gardens. Visitors first travel around the pond that is about eighteen feet in diameter and seven feet deep in the center. We began with three fish, the rest was their doing. The water lilies, hyacinthine, and other plants call to the squirrels and birds to come for a cool drink. The second garden is a twenty-four inch raised area that hosts numerous plants and flowers, and a village (bird houses) that is serviced by a trolley.

 

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