20 Sep Fall-O-Ween at New York Botanical Garden
The tricks and treats of fall come to life this year with plentiful pumpkins, gourds and ghouls, and fun-filled activities to celebrate this season of frights and foliage at New York Botanical Garden.
There is something for everyone during the day or at night. There will be special weekends of pumpkin parades and pumpkin carving face-offs. Evening events give kids (and adults!) the chance to show off their Halloween costumes, artisan demos share the flavors of the season with food and drink talks, and so much more as the leaves transition to brilliant oranges, yellows, and reds.
The Conservatory Plaza and adjacent lawn are now home to hundreds of pumpkins and gourds of all sizes, offering picture-perfect moments to capture your fall photos!
Special weekend events for families:
SENSATIONAL SEEDS WEEKEND
October 8–10, 2022
12–5 p.m. | At the Garden
A single seed can tell many stories, from the promise of fruits or vegetables to come to a long history of care and cultivation. Learn and explore these stories during a weekend of adventures in the Edible Academy, where you’ll join chefs and gardeners to dig in with hands-on gardening, cooking demonstrations, seed crafts, and so much more.
PUMPKIN CARVING FACE-OFF WEEKEND
October 15 & 16, 2022
10 a.m.–6 p.m. | At the Garden
Three master pumpkin carvers battle in a round of intense pumpkin carving challenges. The competition will be hosted by NYBG Master Carver Adam Bierton.
PUMPKIN PARADE WEEKEND
October 22 & 23, 2022
11 a.m.–4 p.m. | At the Garden
Some of the country’s largest gourds are on hand for a pumpkin party unlike any other! Get crafty with wands and shakers ahead of the Pumpkin Parade, and dress up in your best Halloween outfit as you walk down Garden Way with larger-than-life skeletons and acrobats. Then explore enormous pumpkins from the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth—some weighing in at over a ton—along with live pumpkin carving from artist Adam Bierton, winner of Food Network’s Halloween Wars.
SPOOKY PUMPKIN GARDEN NIGHTS
October 22 & 29, 2022
6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. | At the Garden
Join us for a frightfully fun flashlight adventure. Spooky Pumpkin Garden Nights are back, with plenty of after-dark adventures for young and old alike! Break out your best Halloween costume and explore the twisting trails of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden by flashlight during this frightfully fun nighttime outing. You can even explore the beauty of kiku after dark—the carefully trained Japanese chrysanthemums that scream fall color.
Meet giant skeletons on parade, discover the secret lives of scarecrows, groove to live music, and stop to purchase drinks and light bites as you celebrate the spookiest season at NYBG!
HALLOWEEN AT THE GARDEN
October 29 & 30, 2022
11 a.m.–5 p.m. | At the Garden
Celebrate the spookiest holiday in the beautiful 250 acres with all things pumpkin as artist Adam Bierton tackles some of the largest pumpkins in the world, carving them into stunning and frightful sculptures during this weekend of tricks and treats.
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
The Bronx, NY 10458
(Content & image credit: NYBG)