Scarecrows in the Garden

Meet our scarecrows September 19 through October 31, 2020!

A delightful group of scarecrows is taking up residence on Arboretum grounds this fall. Our annual exhibit features a creative collection of scarecrows made by staff from Bachman’s and the Arboretum, as well as members of the community. Find the scarecrows on Scarecrow Hill by the main parking lot (near the YouBetcha! Stick Sculpture) and the terraces surrounding the Oswald Visitor Center. Meet the scarecrows and vote on your favorite below.

Scarecrows From Arboretum Members And Visitors

Birdie Beadazzler
by Shelley Holl

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Broomsy
by Deb Frymet

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Dance Like Only The Crows Are Watching
by Heather Beatty and Keith Willenson

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DeLilah DeJoy 
by Karlene Wieland

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Don't Let The Dino Drive The Car!
by Penny Kube and John Fuecker

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Dr. Antony Crow-Ci
by Valerie Rogotzke

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Fall Beauty
by Kjersten Swanson and Stells Morton

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Hank, The Hilltop Gardner
by Tricia Clair

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Hope
by Rose Schnell

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Miss Chrysanthemum
by Wendy Composto

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Queen Polly Nator
by James Mingus and Joanna Sorenson

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Sprinkles
by Mary Jo Schimelpfenig

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The Potters
by Charlene Wickenhauser

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Scarecrows Created By Bachman's

Jack Skellington
by Bachman's Apple Valley

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Materials:  Wood, burlap, an artificial pumpkin and striped floral halo bags.

Design Tip: Using an artificial pumpkin will withstand the elements better and hopefully prevent critter damage. Using a real one would not survive for very long!

Grow Something Wild
by Bachman's Maplewood

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Materials: Pool noodles, Coco Basket Liners, Bamboo Poles, Spanish Moss, High Visibility Marking Tape, Styrofoam, Floral Wire, Burlap

Design Tip: It's easy to re-purpose items from around your house; you can find a lot of great items at the dollar store too! Use your imagination!

 

The Fox
by Bachman's Fridley

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Materials: Styrofoam, table cloth, faux miscanthus grass, fresh corn shocks

Design Tip: Who knew?! Makeup sponges make terrific fox toes!

Covid The Kid 
by Bachman's Lyndale

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Materials: Burlap, chicken wire, floral stems, re-used/repurposed items

Design Tip: Chicken wire is used as the structural framework; autumn floral stems are used as natural elements; the use of burlap adds a natural, earthy element

Cast Your Vote

Choose your favorite scarecrow created by members/visitors and your favorite scarecrow created by Bachman's, then click here to submit your vote!