Thursday, October 17, 2013

Have a Halloween time at the botanical gardens

Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween (Photo credit: Professor Bop)
The New York Botanical Garden has been hosting “The Haunted Pumpkin Garden” that started September 21, 2013 and will end October 31, 2013. The fun has included spooky readings from Halloween books, creepy bugs and creatures, pumpkin carving, and just this weekend “Scarecrow Weekend” where families were invited to dress up a scarecrow for their gardens.

The fun continues with Spooky Nighttime Adventure, October 18, 19, 25, & 26; 6:30–8:30 p.m. and Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend, October 19 & 20; 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Spooky activities will take place every day till October 31st, fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Tickets can be purchased online on their GetYour Tickets, where you can also find prices, hours and other events.

The Chicago Botanic Garden will celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday October 27,2013. The weekend will be filled with spooky and creepy fun for the family that will include:
  • Face Painting
  • Carved Pumpkin Gallery
  • Ride the Howlin' Express
  • Fortune-telling and much more
It is encouraged to bring your camera to have a lasting memory of costumed family and the Halloween excitement in the garden. Ticket can be purchased here.

The Chicago Botanic Garden also will allow dogs in on Saturday October 19, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. so they can partake in the Spooky Pooch Parade and show off their costume and maybe win a best award.

Residents in Cleveland, Ohio are invited to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens to have a Halloween adventure at the Hershey's Children's Garden for one last time before it closes for the season. The annual BOO-tanical Bash will be celebrated on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 530 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event offers trick or treating to the spooky garden paths, and on Halloween crafts and games, Halloween music and much more. Please register in advance online or by calling 216.721.1600 x100.

The Memphis Botanic Garden is offering a Halloween Hike though the garden paths on October 26, 2013 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Along the way you will find treat and activity stations, spider maze, Halloween craft activities and much more. MBG members $5/non-members $8. Under 2 free. Online ticket sales available but not required.

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