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15th Annual

Scarecrow Design Contest

Morris Arboretum's Scarecrow Design Contest is back for the 15th year!

Spooky Scarecrow is this year's design theme!  It’s your chance to re-create a scarecrow version of your favorite spooky Halloween character for display at the Morris Arboretum! Scarecrows will be on display throughout the Arboretum from October 1 through October 31. Visitors will vote for their favorite scarecrow online to determine the winners. The top three scarecrows win a cash prize—top prize is $250.

Registration deadline is Thursday, September 22.
Members: $25 | Non-members: $30

Register Today

September 17 through September 25
During regular Arboretum hours

Pick up your scarecrow frame, straw, burlap and twine at the Arboretum’s front gate during public hours.

September 26 through September 27
4:30 – 7:00 pm

Drop off your completed scarecrow at the Bloomfield Farm, the entrance to which is directly across from the entrance to the Arboretum.

15th Annual

Scarecrow Walk

The scarecrows are back! This year's theme is Spooky Scarecrow, and more than 30 scarecrows will be on display throughout the Arboretum beginning October 1 through Halloween. Be sure to vote for your favorite, which will determine the top prize winners. Last day to vote is Monday, October 17.

Wear your costume for trick-or-treating along the Scarecrow Walk on Sunday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30 from 1 to 3 pm, and be sure to check out the rest of Morris ArBOOretum's October events!

And the winners are...

1st Place

Miss Scarlyn Crow by Troop 71620

2nd Place

Officer Mary Jane by “Honorarium of Mary Jane Wilfong”

3rd Place

Pandemic Mom by Roxy Y Moms

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Alerts & Updates

The Arboretum is closed to the public today (9/6) due to potential flooding.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.