A hill of gourds and pumpkins in various orange and green hues covers a staircase, with a glass conservatory dome rising up behind it

Halloween at the Garden

October 29 & 30, 2022

11 a.m.–5 p.m. | At the Garden

Celebrate the spookiest holiday here in our 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.

Giant Pumpkin Carving

11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Conservatory Plaza

Marvel as Adam Bierton closes the NYBG Fall-O-Ween season with his most daring carve yet! Throughout the weekend, Adam and a team of professional pumpkin carvers will transform the 2,424lb pumpkin grown by Pete Caspers of Iowa.

Giant Pumpkin

Flavors of Fall: Artisan Demonstrations

Weekends; 12–4 p.m.
Visitor Center

Savor your favorite flavors of the season while exploring the botanical backgrounds of pumpkin spice, maple syrup, chrysanthemum tea, and more with food and beverage talks, demonstrations, and tastings.

A person uses a spoon to scoop seeds out of the interior of an orange pumpkin


October 1–30; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Artfully trained Japanese chrysanthemums—or kiku, a staple of fall flowering beauty—fill the Haupt Conservatory with sculptural flower displays.

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Artfully trained chrysanthemum flowers grow from a sculptural piece of wood, blooming in red, while smaller plants with yellow flowers line the base of the display

Plethora of Pumpkins

September 17–October 31; Various Times
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Learn about some of the many, many pumpkin varieties to be found at NYBG this fall, from decorative gourds in fascinating shapes to the best pumpkins to use for pie and more!

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A large pile of pumpkins featuring all sorts of shapes and sizes, from large orange ones to warty green and yellow gourds

Scarecrows & Pumpkins

September 17–October 31
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Take a spooky stroll through the Adventure Garden this fall, where fearsome and friendly scarecrows return to greet you as you walk along the trails.

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Pumpkins carved into spooky faces stand on scarecrow bodies in a verdant setting

Experience Fall Foliage at its Finest

Explore the largest remaining expanse of New York’s original wooded landscape as the Thain Family Forest’s seasonal transformation takes hold. Stay tuned for the fall color cam to follow its progress.

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Fall foliage image with yellow leaves along a garden pathway, and a bench on grass, with orange bushes and tall trees turning red and orange surrounding it.