This Saturday the 22nd the New York Botanical Garden will be kicking off the fall fun with their Spooky Pumpkin Garden. Spooky Pumpkin Garden will run from Saturday September 22nd to Wednesday October 31st with guided activities on both weekends and weekdays. See below for the full scoop:Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Wednesday, October 31, 201810 a.m.–6 p.m.
Weekdays; 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden gets a spooky Halloween makeover with eye-popping pumpkins, silly scarecrows, and plenty of fun!
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Every day kids can explore more 100 friendly larger-than-life scarecrows set among nearly 1,000 rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds; pot up a spooky black coleus to take home; put on your own haunting show with insect, owl, and scarecrow puppets; and investigate a mysterious Victorian playhouse to learn all about bats. Weekends bring even more fall fun with pumpkin carving demonstrations by some of NYC’s best artists and live presentations featuring creepy creatures like snakes and lizards
Weekends bring even more fun with expert pumpkin carving and creepy creatures demonstrations.
More for Families: Honey & Harvest Weekend
During your visit from October 6–8, make sure to stop by the Edible Academy’s Honey & Harvest weekend. Celebrate the Edible Academy’s bounty with a cornucopia of harvest traditions. Learn about bees and honey with a live hive viewing, sample honey and honey comb, and take home honey-inspired recipes with cooking demonstrations.
Giant Pumpkin WeekendOctober 20 & 21, 201810 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monstrous pumpkins from around the country—some weighing in at more than a ton—once again arrive at the Garden, arranged in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Meet the growers to learn more about the growing process during Q&A sessions and enjoy photo ops with these giant gourds, on display through October 31.
Spooky Pumpkin Nights
October 26 & 27, 20186:30–8:30 p.m. (Timed entries at 6:30 & 7 p.m.)
Come dressed in your favorite costume, grab a flashlight, and go on a nighttime adventure to explore the Spooky Pumpkin Garden’s scarecrow and pumpkin displays. Visit the Whole Foods Market® Trick-or-Treat Trail to decorate a bag and collect wholesome goodies. Other frightfully fun activities include gourd decorating, mingling with larger-than-life skeletons and costumed characters, and listening for critters of the night.
For more information, visit www.nybg.org