Scarecrows in
the Garden

October 1 - November 1: Enjoy creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations, scattered throughout the Garden every autumn.


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About the exhibition

Scarecrows in the Garden brings to the Garden dozens of creations by local artists, crafters, youth groups and more.  Entrants and visitors will delight in discovering their own personal favorites.

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Categories for your creations

Atlanta Scarecrows in the Garden entries are eligible for first, second and third place awards in each category:

Amateur: families, schools, service organizations and individuals

Creative professional: created by a person or team who is in anyway compensated for art, design or fabrication services

Business: logo and/or website allowed provided it is used once, no larger than 12×12.

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Win big with your scarecrow!

Winning creations will be awarded in each of the three submission categories.

In addition to $500 cash, the winner receives two tickets to the Garden’s biggest events: Orchid Daze, Valentine’s in the Garden, Atlanta Blooms!, the 2021 summer exhibition, Scarecrows in the Garden and VIP tickets to Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.

$250 cash and a one-year Family Membership to the Garden.

$100 cash


Members see it free

Members enjoy unlimited daytime admission during regular hours,  save on classes and gift shop purchases, and more.

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