I visited the Atlanta Botanical Garden to see what is blooming in autumn and to enjoy the annual Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit. This year over 100 scarecrows are scattered throughout the grounds. Local civic groups, businesses, individuals and schools have created and donated scarecrows to the exhibit. Dozens of children were running around, captivated by the scarecrows. All are funny, charming and whimsical. The fall weather is perfect for leisurely strolls through the garden and you’d be amazed how many plants are still blooming.
The Children’s Garden will host Goblins in the Garden on Sunday, October 24 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Kids can dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes and be part of the costume parade. The Atlanta Botanical Garden will also offer train rides, pony rides and lots of treats.
There is plenty for adults to enjoy at the garden in the fall, including gorgeous harvest displays of pumpkins, gourds, mums and Indian corn. Don’t miss visiting the Edible Garden with its stunning cornucopia filled with hand-blown glass pumpkins and gourds.
If you’d like to check out some scarecrows in the garden closer to home, the UGA Research and Education Garden in Griffin has a wonderful collection of scarecrows you can enjoy from October 11 – 24, weekdays 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 pm. There is NO COST to visit this wonderful educational garden. Don’t miss the Scarecrow Celebration on Sunday, Oct 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The garden is located adjacent to 131 West Ellis Road, Griffin, GA. You can get the latest garden event information at Griffin Research Garden Scarecrows.