Goblins in the Garden 2019

Saturday, Oct. 5 & Sunday, Oct. 6, 10am – 4pm

We want to thank everyone who attended this year’s Goblins in the Gardens, as well as our volunteers and community partners for helping to make this event a success. If you have thoughts that you want to share on this year’s events, please take a few minutes to take our short survey.

Goblins in the Garden Survey. 


$6 member child, $10 member adult
$12 nonmember child, $20 nonmember adult
Tickets to Canopy Walk and Emergent Tower are included with admission.

Bring your whole family in costume to the Arboretum’s popular fall tradition! This weekend event is packed with activities:

  • Trick-or-treat through decorated gardens
  • NEW Petting zoo and pony rides
  • NEW Games in the garden
  • Wagon rides
  • Fairy stiltwalker
  • Craft stations
  • Halloween hedge maze
  • Straw pyramid climb
  • Scarecrow Row
  • Professional face painting
  • Guided trail walks
  • Holden beer garden (Saturday only)
  • Live music by Matthew Ball

Additional Parking and Shuttles

Free shuttle parking will be available from Lakeland Community College. Once Holden Arboretum lots are full, signs will go up on the property stating “Lot Full” as well as real time updates on holdenarb.org and Facebook.

Scarecrow Row

Get into the Halloween spirit and decorate a scarecrow for this year’s Scarecrow Row at Goblins in the Garden. Clubs, teams, organizations and individuals are encouraged to unleash their creativity and enter the competition. Submit your design by Sept. 9.

This year, prizes will be awarded in a number of new categories, including:

  • Best overall
  • Best use of recycled materials
  • Best pop culture scarecrow
  • Best nature themed scarecrow
  • Most creative concept

Goblins in the Garden