Scarecrows in
the Garden

October 6 - 31 (closed Mondays): Enjoy creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations scattered throughout the Garden.

Celebrate the 21st anniversary of Scarecrows in the Garden, one of Atlanta’s favorite fall traditions! As always, entries will be judged by a panel, and this year, winners of each category will choose their prizes. First place: four Premium Plus Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Tickets OR a $500 Visa Gift Card. Second place: two Premium Plus Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Tickets OR a $250 Visa Gift Card. Third place: A Family Membership to the Atlanta Botanical Garden OR a $125 Visa Gift Card.

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

Families, schools, service organizations and individuals.

For scarecrows created by a person or team who is in any way compensated for art, design, or fabrication services.

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

Rules for entry

Anyone can register! Families, community groups, businesses, schools, college students and individuals are all welcome to participate.

Scarecrow Guidelines

Contact if you have any questions.

Visit with your Scarecrow 

For each paid registration, you will be entitled to four (4) free daytime admission tickets to the Atlanta Botanical Garden during the exhibition. Registrants can only pick up tickets at check-in during the scarecrow drop-off.

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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Great Pumpkin-Carving Fest

This extra special Fest of Ale evening will feature live performances, roving entertainment for all ages, festive treats and a beer garden– culminating in an epic carve contest spotlighting our most talented pumpkin-loving Garden members and friends! 

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Check out the scarecrows in a new light as days grow shorter during this beer fest, featuring a variety of specialty ales from cash bars along with live entertainment.

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Goblins in the Garden

Show off your child’s Halloween costume, go on a pumpkin hunt and enjoy a few socially-distanced fall family activities during this fall family festival.

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