*Editor’s note: Dates, times, and other relevant event information has been updated in this blog to accurately reflect 2018 activities.
Fall is in the air: light jackets, apple cider, pumpkin everything and scarecrows!
In the months of September and October, the Huntsville Botanical Garden puts those scarecrows front and center on the Scarecrow Trail. This year you will find mythical and magical scarecrows of legend to coincide with their Gardens of Myth exhibit!
Suitable for all ages, some creations are just for the sheer fun of it, and some are a little spooky. Some even allow you to get right in the scene – don’t forget your camera! – and the Pumpkin Patch in October is the perfect setting for a family photo! Scarecrows are scattered throughout the Garden. You can either explore on your own and discover surprises, or pick up a map at the garden entrance.
In September and October, the Garden has a sorghum maze and hayrides every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m..
Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. is Bootanica in the Children’s Garden complete with costume contest, face painting, pumpkins and a live DJ.
Monday through Saturday 10:30-4, the Table in the Garden offers simple fresh food at affordable prices for lunch in case you scare up an appetite while you are there. The Table in the Garden also has Sunday brunch offerings from 11-3. Want to take your meal to go and share in a picnic in Garden? The Table has 'Grab & Go' options too!
Admission to the Garden is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military and students, $8 for children under 12 and is free for children under 2. Or, become a member and get free admission all year round in exchange for supporting the Garden’s mission. The Scarecrow Trail is free with Garden Admission or Membership.
Past Year's Scarecrow Trail Photo Gallery:
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Nicole Castle Brookus is a local food systems consultant, writer, artist & photographer, avid gardener, lover of all things geeky, and the Executive Director of Southern Foodscapes, an organization that advocates for healthy, resilient and sustainable local food systems. In her spare time, she studies the traditional herbal medicine of the southeastern United States and spends time hiking in the woods and foraging for wild foods. You can find a roundup of her content from around the web at www.brookus.com/blog.