a compilation image of a person carving, a jack-o-lantern with a plant design, and two people admiring a giant pumpkin on a crate


Through November 12, 2023

Various Times | At the Garden

Make NYBG your pumpkin headquarters this fall! The tricks and treats of the season come to life with plentiful pumpkins, gourds, and ghouls—and all sorts of fun-filled activities to celebrate this season of frights and foliage! Day or night, there’s something for everyone as we offer special weekends of pumpkin parades and pumpkin carving face-offs, as well as the return of our popular beer sampling weekend, Bales & Ales! Evening events give kids (and adults!) the chance to show off their Halloween costumes in New York City’s most beautiful landscape, while you can savor the flavors of the season with artisan demos, food and drink talks, and so much more as autumn in the Bronx brings vibrant color to your backyard.

While you’re here, don’t miss your opportunity to capture picture-perfect fall photos at the Reflecting Pool and on the adjacent lawn, where you’ll find hundreds of pumpkins and gourds of all shapes, sizes, and colors!


Your Pumpkin Headquarters

A person paints eyes and a mouth on a small orange pumpkin with a green stem

September 16, 17, 23, 24, 30; October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
12 – 3 p.m.
Mosholu Solar Pavilions

On select weekends, pick up a free mini pumpkin to paint whimsical jack-o’-lanterns or ghoulish pumpkin goblins right at the Garden—or to take home to decorate later. Stop by NYBG Shop to purchase the perfect harvest and Halloween décor to complete your visit.

Pumpkin Decorating is on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

An arrangement of orange, yellow, and green gourds and pumpkins mounted on a white wooden wall

September 16–October 29, 2023
Leon Levy Visitor Center & Garden Grounds

As guests enter through the Visitor Center, they’ll be greeted with a fall display beginning with the fan-favorite Pumpkin Wall on the Shop Lawn and an autumnal display in the Reflecting Pool including mums, apple crates, pumpkins, and more.

The Reflecting Pool will serve as Adam Bierton’s Carving Headquarters throughout the season.

A pile of pumpkins in bright orange, gray, green and yellow

September 16–November 12, 2023

This year at NYBG Shop, visitors can come to the Garden’s “pumpkin patch” to pick and purchase their own pumpkin to take home.

two people looking at two giant orange pumpkins on display on large wooden crates in a pool

October 21–29
Reflecting Pool

They’re gigantic, they’re orange, and you won’t believe that they’re actually real! Explore this year’s crop of award-winning giant pumpkins from growers around the country.

Come visit these extraordinary pumpkins, and see one transformed by expert pumpkin carver Adam Bierton on October 27–29. Be sure to share your carve ideas with #GiantPumpkinsNYBG—Adam might just choose yours!

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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

Learn about some of the 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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