Bekonscot Model Village actually comprises seven little towns stuck in a 1930s timewarp. Bekonscot Town is the biggest, with the others scattered about the other 1.5 acres of gardens. Each has its own character, villagers and features – from coal mines to great castles, aerodromes to farms, docks to cable cars, racecourses to escaped convicts!
There are more than 200 buildings, 3,000 inhabitants, 1,000 animals, hundreds of vehicles and many models move right before your eyes. Stride down the High Streets and peek inside buildings – we’ve hidden hundreds of tiny details so take a second look! There are also the gardens……
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The gardens contain well over 3,000 shrubs and trees, some of which were planted when the village was first built.
We know this because of the thickness of the trunks . Many of them are of bonsai style, in scale with the models; but aficionados rightly point out that they are not strictly “bonsai”, but skilfully trimmed and gradually reshaped standard garden plants.
Bekonscot is a riot of colour during the spring and summer; our little towns framed by thousands of bedding and herbaceous plants. Of course to a miniature person these would be of vast proportions – but it must be remembered that we are a model village set within a garden and scale is not always required everywhere – it is sometimes rather nice to enjoy a bright mass of colour rather than worry about the scale.