SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 - MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
Free with Arboretum admission.
October is “ArBOOretum” month, and the scarecrows are back! More than 30 scarecrows will be on display throughout the Arboretum beginning October 1 through Halloween! The theme this year is “Spooky Scarecrows.” Be sure to vote for your favorite by using the QR code located along the walk, which will determine the top prize winners!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Meet on the lawn in front of Widener Vistor Center.
$2 per pumpkin
Get into the fall spirit by painting pumpkins at the Arboretum! Pumpkins are $2 each and we will have all the colors you can imagine. And remember to wear clothes you can paint in!
Come in costume and walk along our Spooky Scarecrow loop for trick-or-treating and candy for the kids! Our volunteer guides will be dressed for the holiday as well.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 | 11 am – 1 pm
Meet at the Widener Visitor Center.
Members: $25 | Non-Members: $30
Come along to our workshop and learn how to carve amazing pumpkins! We will supply the pumpkin along with all the specialized equipment you need for carving, as well as patterns and ideas to help you make a spectacular pumpkin. This program is for adults and children (8+) as we’ll be using sharp tools. We will meet in the tent behind the Arboretum’s Visitor Center. Wear clothes that can get messy!
Get into the spirit of the season with our knowledgeable guides on a tour of trees and plants that may include “Little Devil” ninebark, witches’ brooms, pumpkin fullmoon maples, weeping beech, devilwood osmanthus, and more! Every tour is different so come back as many times as you’d like.
The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.
The Rose Garden will be closed for renovations starting on Monday, October 3, 2022 until Spring 2023.
Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.