Events

Glass Pumpkin Patch

Shop the Arboretum’s annual sale for exquisite, glass-blown art celebrating the beauty of autumn

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Overview

The 11th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch opens on Wednesday, October 13, and runs through Sunday, October 17. 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 two components: 

  • The Glass Pumpkin Exhibition: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday through 1:00 p.m. Friday.
  • The Glass Pumpkin Sale: 1:00 p.m. Friday through 5:00 p.m. Sunday

Guests are invited to stop by and watch daily demonstrations by this year’s featured glassblower, Shannon Jane Morgan, along with many other artists, as they dramatically turn bits of glass into stunning molten pumpkin masterpieces. 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!

Glass Exhibition

  • Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Come witness the beauty and diversity of this magnificent rainbow-colored collection of more than 6,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins and other autumnal designs.

Enjoy the unique style of each participating artist’s work—their use of varied techniques and color combinations make each of these gallery-quality pieces a one-of-a-kind design!

Pick out favorites during the exhibition, then return during the sale to purchase your treasure.

Glass Pumpkin Sale

  • Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

The Glass Pumpkin Sale kicks off with an enthusiastic count-down at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, and continues through its closing on Sunday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Glass pumpkins are only available for sale on these dates and during these hours.

 

 

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