A variety of pumpkins and gourds displayed on top of hay bales

Scarecrows & Pumpkins

September 18 – October 31, 2021

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

NYBG’s Scarecrows & Pumpkins Takeover Returns

Discover plentiful pumpkins and hordes of gourds by the Mertz Library Building and Haupt Conservatory Plaza, and keep an eye out for displays of whimsical scarecrows throughout the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Scarecrows & Pumpkins are included with KUSAMA Garden Pass and KUSAMA Garden & Gallery Pass tickets.

Whimsical Scarecrows Return

September 18–October 31
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Encounter more than 100 silly scarecrows along the twisting trails of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Three sculptures of stick figures with pumpkin heads on top

Puppets on Parade

Saturdays & Sundays, September 18–October 31; 1–4 p.m.
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden Ribbon Gate and around the Garden

Larger-than-life pumpkins and skeletons, specially commissioned by Chilean American puppeteer Lucrecia Novoa, greet you during your visit.

The backs of three small children looking upward to a larger than life skeleton puppet with long white hair, a shiny teal shirt and an olive green skirt.

Giant Pumpkins

On display October 23–31

Top off the Halloween season by checking out some of the largest pumpkins in the world, meticulously cared for each year by elite growers, with some weighing in at more than 2,000 pounds.


three giant orange and white giant pumpkins on wooden crates with a domed glasshouse in the background

Plethora of Pumpkins

Explore everything the Garden has to offer this season, from pumpkin carving tips to fall recipes and decoration ideas.


Photo of pumpkins in the reflecting pool