The 12th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch opens on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, and runs through Sunday, October 16, 2022. It will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and will take place on the West Lawn and Staff Lot of the Arboretum grounds. Entrance to the event is included with admission to the Arboretum.
The event has several components:
- The Glass Pumpkin Exhibition: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 12 through 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 14.
- The Glass Pumpkin Sale: 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, through 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16.
- Glass-blowing demonstrations: noon to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 through Friday, October 14; all day, both Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.
Guests are invited to stop by and watch daily demonstrations by featured glassblower, Shannon Jane Morgan, along with many other artists, as they dramatically turn bits of glass into stunning molten pumpkin masterpieces (see times above). Narrators will take them step-by-step through the process as these talented artists demonstrate this ancient art form, explaining the processes and tools used to create these stunning autumnal beauties.
This year, guests can also visit the new Halloween tent to find enchanting and frightful works of art to decorate both home and garden this “spook-tacular” season!