Four destinations are nestled throughout the 1,100+ feet of track that make up Paul Busse Garden Railway. The handmade structures and plantings reflect the theme of the destination.
Trains were relatively new in the United States but made a significant impact on the Wild West, c. 1865-1895. The railroads made it easier to migrate from the East to the West. The year 1895 marked the end of the Wild West era and the beginning of a new phase for the train industry, as electric locomotives were introduced.
The 14 structures resemble a miniature Wild West town. You can imagine folks running errands at the general store, visitors heading from the hotel to one of the saloons, and kids playing outside the schoolhouse.
A variety of sedums were used to create a prairie look: sedum ‘Lime Twister’, sedum ochroleucum ‘Red Wiggle’ and sedum album subsp. teretifolium ‘Murale’. Small spruces are trimmed to give the landscape a wind-blown look.