Model of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

Question by sovereignsearcher: Model of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
For a school project, I have to build a model of the hanging gardens of babylon. What would be the best materials to use besides styrofoam and where could I get artificial plants to adorn the building (location is in Hawaii; nothing over the internet, please)? When were the gardens built and how important were ceremnies held at that time?

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Answer by John S
Ok as a model builder your best bet is to use Baby’s breath for a lot of your flowers and hedges and such you can change it’s color with dyes and you can also get other flowers and foliage from the Model railroad section and Miniature house section of a good hobby shop. Built around 600 BC for his wife so I believe they would be private gardens and used for whatever functions his wife decided.

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Trip Around Lauritzen Gardens Model Railroad – pt 1 of 3

Enjoy the trip around the seven levels of Omaha’s Botanical Gardens G Scale Model Railway exhibit. Each trip will take between two and five minutes as we chug across covered bridges, through tunnels, and over twenty five foot high trestles! On this edition we will be traveling the Big Boy Line and the Passenger Line. These are the upper most two levels on this beautiful garden railroad. The garden was meticulously handcrafted by landscape designer Paul Busse and his team at Kentucky-based Applied Imagination. See www.appliedimagination.biz. The garden’s structural elements are constructed of natural materials such as leaves, twigs, bark, berries, pinecones, gourds and cinnamon sticks. It includes stunning reproductions of natural landscapes as well as recognizable buildings and landmarks seen in and around Omaha. The flora throughout the exhibit includes live plants, trees and shrubs – all scaled to size – and continuously manicured. Due to many generous donations, this model railroad garden exists. I’d like to thank everyone who made this possible! It truly is a wonderful place. Note* The Big Boy was out of commission due to one of the bridges on that line having a break in one of the tension cables. The engine alone weighs eighty-five pounds, so there is a potential of it crashing to the ground when crossing the bridge. As a substitute, I ran two GP9’s. All the trains make their own noises. Magnets in the track tell the train when to set off a bell or whistle.

Lost Gardens -The Art of Ben Blatt

“My influences range from Persian miniatures to Dutch still lifes; terrariums and model train sets to aquariums and bonsai trees; things that are generally considered private and personal obsessions. I am always searching for contained and controlled beauty, the kind found suspended in the artificial and spectacular worlds of theme parks, old science books, history museum pamphlets, and field guides. I try to mutate or regenerate these kaleidoscopic introversions in hopes of painting a self-sustaining and boundless world.” (Ben Blatt) Music: Detektivbyrån – Rymden I En Låda
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