Welcome to “Eden Station,” a display garden put together by Rochester landscaper, R.J. Schickler Inc., at the recent Gardenscape garden show from March 12-15, 2009. The landscape designers from R.J. Schickler approached the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum to see if the museum would be willing to partner with them to create a railroad themed garden for the 2009 show. They needed help to perfect their design and needed items to make their railroad themed garden authentic. The R&GVRRM agreed to help and in the end, loaned R.J. Schickler several pieces of the museum’s maintenance-of-way equipment, its ex-New York Central crossingman’s shanty, its REA baggage cart and other small items from around the museum. Once transported from the R&GVRRM to the Dome Center in Henrietta, NY, the crew from R.J. Schickler did their magic to create “Eden Station” starting with a bare floor on Monday morning and ending two and a half days later at noon on Wednesday with a complete garden. Over the course of the show, volunteers from the R&GVRRM manned the garden to help explain the items on display and to publicize the museum’s upcoming operating season. The Museum would like to thank R.J. Schickler Inc. for this great opportunity and partnership. So sit back and enjoy a few more photos of “Eden Station” since it now only exists in photographs. The show is over and the concrete floor is again bare. Photos by Chris Hauf