Spooky Pumpkin Garden Takes Root At NYBG

A jack-o’-lantern scarecrow greeted visitors from above the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden archway.
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The New York Botanical Garden showcased its very own ‘Great Pumpkins’ at its annual fall extravaganza. In honor of the first day of autumn, NYBG presented its Spooky Pumpkin Garden, a Halloween makeover of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, on Saturday, September 22. The approximately 100 scarecrows and 1,000 larger-than-life pumpkins, squash and long gourds will be on display through Wednesday, October 31.

(l-r) Allerton residents Dilcia Rodriguez, Emely Limas and Reginald Rosario selected their perfect pumpkins for the autumn season.
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Guests of all ages were eager to visit NYBG’s ‘Spooky Pumpkin Garden.’
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(l-r) Highbridge residents Eric Bindrum, Andrei Anastasian, Annabelle and Shyla Bindrum and Alyssa Anastasian enjoyed viewing some colorful pumpkins and gourds.
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Andrei Anastasian gave a warm welcome to the Great Pumpkin at NYBG.
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(l-r) Stephany and Eliane Astudillo, Miosotty Cavallo and Tania Rivera had a great time celebrating fall’s first day.
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Pumpkin headed scarecrows with their own unique personalities welcomed everyone to NYBG.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

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