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HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN                                            


Katelyn Henderson

(256) 830-4447 ext. 232


For immediate release





September 1, 2017 - HUNTSVILLE, AL. Bring the family out to see the Scarecrow Trail September – October, as the sometimes funny, sometimes scary and always exciting Scarecrows once again fill the Garden. Navigate through the sorghum maze, enjoy weekend hayrides, explore our Gilded Gourds, and be amazed by unique scarecrows and hay bale art sculptures placed throughout the Garden! All scarecrows were constructed by families, local businesses, schools, non-profit groups and other organizations. This year, there is no theme, leaving the creativity to run wild! During the month of September you can help us choose the top three Scarecrows. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.


HBG Scarecrow Trail


The popular “Hoot in the Night” show by The Alabama 4-H Center Coosa River Science School will be here on September 15th from 6-7 p.m. For a small additional fee you can see these beautiful creatures and learn about their history and why they are beneficial to our ecosystem. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair.


Schools will be out the week of October 3 – 7 and/or October 9 - 13 celebrating fall break and the Garden has plans to keep families entertained. Kids will enjoy special fall activities every day (some may have a small additional fee. Be sure to visit our website for a Fall Break schedule,


HBG Scarecrow Trail Hay

“Bootanica” is back on Saturday October 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The day is full of festive Halloween crafts, games, face painting and hay rides. Tickets can be purchased at


Visit for a listing of all the fall season’s events! Don’t miss the Scarecrow Trail at Huntsville Botanical Garden – where there’s always something growing on!



Huntsville Botanical Garden is open year-round and features the nation’s largest open-air butterfly house, a picture-perfect aquatic garden, spectacular nature trails, numerous specialty gardens – including an interactive children’s garden - and a variety of plant collections. This beautiful 112-acre Garden is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization run by less than 50 employees and over 2,000 active volunteers. With five distinct festivals each year, Beaks and Barks, Huntsville Blooms, the Purdy Butterfly House, Fall Scarecrow Trail and Holiday Galaxy of Lights, you’ll soon see why we say There’s Always Something Growing On at Huntsville Botanical Garden!