Events

Glass Pumpkin Patch

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

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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!

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Glass Exhibition

  • Wednesday, October 12: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 13: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 14: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Come witness the beauty and diversity of this magnificent rainbow-colored collection of more than 7,000 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!

Browse and admire during the exhibition, then return during the sale hours to make purchases.

Glass Pumpkin Sale

  • Friday, October 14: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 15: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 16: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Glass Pumpkin Sale kicks off with an enthusiastic count-down at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, and continues through its closing on Sunday, October 16 at 5:00 p.m.

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

Member Preview Event — Sold Out

Tuesday, October 11

Be among the first to explore a dazzling display of more than 5,000 one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins in traditional and unusual colors, shapes, and sizes at the annual Glass Pumpkin Patch Member Preview event on Tuesday, October 11. Each glass pumpkin is hand blown to reflect nature’s brilliance and all items are available for purchase at this exclusive preview event.

Event tickets include early access to shop the patch, one glass of wine or beer, coffee, cider, soda, and a cookie. This event is for adults 21 and older.

Please note: the Member Preview Event is sold out.

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