Scarecrows in the Gardens

Scarecrow and pumpkin house on scarecrow hill

The popular Scarecrows in the Gardens adds a festive note to the Arboretum’s autumn displays on the Dahlberg Terrace and Scarecrow Hill. Check out the artistry of the experts from Bachman’s, Arboretum staff and members of the community.

Vote for your favorite scarecrow!

To make it fair, we have two voting categories. Please select a winner in each category. 
  1. Bachman's: Amazing and creative scarecrows made by teams at each of the six Bachman’s stores.
  2. Arboretum Supporters: Adorable and crafty scarecrows (and hay bales) made by Arboretum staff, volunteers and visitors.
The winner will receive bragging rights for a year and a small trophy. 
Voting will continue through Oct. 31.  Winners will be announced on Nov. 1.

Date and Time

Daily Sept. 16-Oct. 31


Dahlberg Terrace and Scarecrow Hill


The display is included with gate admission; free for members, $15 for non-members ages 16 and older; free for children 15 and younger

Daily Admission (select your date and time)