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Strange Garden

DATE: Oct. 27 - 28
TIME: 5:30 - 9 p.m.
PRICE: Included with Garden admission or membership


Get spooky at the Garden with more treats than tricks! Dress up in your Halloween best, enjoy a night filled with mad botanists, peculiar plants and photo ops. All kids get to take home a free pumpkin from the patch, while supplies last.

Entertainment

  • Dance the night away at the Monster Bash with DJ Muchacho Mike.
  • DJ Dana on Sunset Plaza
  • Experience hands-on demonstration  from Dr. T-Rex and learn to propagate your own succulent.
  • Phoenix Herpetological Society
  • Arizona Circus Center
  • Free books from Friends of the Library for Children and Adults
  • Pumpkin carving demonstration by local artist Brett Laub
  • Food and beverage available for purchase.

Oct. 27

Food Vendors:

  • The Queen’s Corn
  • 2FG Grilled Cheese
  • Flying’ K BBQ
  • Pearls Mini Donuts

Oct. 28

Food Vendors: 

  • The Queen’s Corn
  • 2FG Grilled Cheese
  • Kingpin BBQ
  • Pearls Mini Donuts

 

ADD-ON TO YOUR EXPERIENCE

Botanical Candles: Celebrating Strange Garden
Oct. 29 | 2-4 p.m. | Members $61.95 General Admission $74.95
Enjoy an interactive candle-making experience at the Garden. Explore the benefits of paraffin-free soy wax, talk about candle care, then dive into the properties of fragrance and essential oils to create a custom scent blend before mixing and hand-pouring your candle with dried botanicals cut from the Garden. Instructed by Tristen Barker. Garden admission is included with purchase.
Click here to purchase class

Costume Guidelines: 

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects or materials that may accidentally strike another guest.

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ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR MEMBERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC.
Heat Advisory: Please be prepared for extreme heat. Bring water, stay hydrated and seek shade when possible.