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Haunted Pumpkin Garden and Pumpkin Carving at NYBG (slide show)

Check out the Halloween-centric Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden before it closes on Thursday, October 31.

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013

Photograph: Beth Levendis

Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend and the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the NYBG 2013


Few places are as fall-friendly as the New York Botanical Garden, and we're not just talking the Thain Family Forest and the chance just to be outside amid way more trees than you could ever count. The Everett Children's Area gets decked out each year as the Haunted Pumpkin Garden, a delightful, Halloween-themed grove where kids can have scavenger hunts, explore a house made of painted pumpkins, put on a puppet show, join a costume parade and check out more than 500 carved pumpkins.

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Speaking of pumpkins: Last weekend (Oct 19–20) was the NYBG's annual Pumpkin Carving Weekend; click through our pics to see the creative works from some popular pumpkin carvers, including Ray Villafane from the Food Network.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden is open through October 31, so if you haven't visited yet, make sure to stop by in the next week!

 


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