The fall is a wonderful time of year for our city. Leaves-are-a-rustlin’, kids-are-trick-n-treating, and the New York Botanical Garden exhibits are truly exquisite.  Until October 30, you can check out:

  • Scarecrows: From the Heartland to Horror: “Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to NYBG to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the U.S., from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books. This art display features vignettes crafted from natural materials and set amidst swamp and marsh in the Garden’s landscape. Explore the detailed display during the day, discover its surprises as it comes to life after 3 p.m. and on Scarecrow Nights.”
  • Giant Pumpkin Weekend: “Monstrous pumpkins from around the country—some weighing in at more than a ton—once again arrive at the Garden, arranged in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Meet the growers to learn more about the growing process during Q&A sessions and enjoy photo ops with these giant gourds.”