Last weekend my fiancé and I took our nieces to the New York Botanical Garden – Haunted Pumpkin Garden.
We arrived late in the afternoon and all the extra activities were finished, but the girls still had a good time.
They walked through the haunted trails excitedly, found their way through a maze, jumped mud puddles, played with puppets and saw an astonishing 272 lbs watermelon and a massive 2,008 lbs pumpkin (the largest in America).
Meanwhile Antonio and I were loving the decorations, enjoying the crisp Fall air and the colorful foliage.
There were hundreds if not thousands of scary faced pumpkins around the garden. Ghouls and creatures were also on display. All leading towards a creepy gigantic pumpkin carving by the world’s best carver Ray Villafane.
Browse through the slides to see fun pictures of our adventure in the Haunted Garden and fall in love with the dazzling green, red and yellow autumn colors we all love so much.
Here are 3 tips to save money during your trip:
- Bring your own snacks/food – while they sell fairly priced snacks in the garden you will find yourself out of a lot of loot by the time your day is done. Kids will get thirsty, hungry and will want you to buy everything they find on sight. Having a couple of snacks handy can help you cut your expenses.
- Scan LivingSocial Local Events for discounted tickets – that’s how we got ours and we saved $5 per adult and $2 per children.
- Trade in your day tickets for a family membership – we enjoyed the NYBG event so much that we decided to get a family membership. We applied our LivingSocial discounted tickets to our membership fee and we only paid the difference. This is a great investment if you think you will be going a few times per year.
And now that we have a membership, these are the events we are looking forward to attending:
- Fall Forest Weekends
- The Holiday Train Show
- Bar Car Nights *
- The Orchid Show *
- Frida Khalo: Art, Garden, Life
*not included in the family membership, however we will get discounted tickets
Thanks for reading, I hope you have enjoyed this adventure as much as we did!
PS We were photo-bombed by a pumpkin!