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Scarecrow Trail
Thursday September 1, 2016 - Monday October 31, 2016
Throughout the Garden

What a great team building, family bonding or youth group exercise! Build a scarecrow or haybale art project for the Garden. This year it’s all about different community professions: policeman, fireman, doctor, lawyer, teacher, scientist - whatever profession you want to create. Make a crow/haybale art that represents what your company does, what you do, or what you aspire to do.

Prizes will be awarded for:
1st place Scarecrow - $250 • 2nd place Scarecrow - $100
3rd place Scarecrow - $50 • 1st Place Haybale Art - $100

Voting begins Labor Day weekend and continues through the end of September. If you are interested in having your own crow in the garden contact Tamara Huron,

Scarecrow Trail 2015: “Pure Imagination”


Scarecrows  ...  Haybales  ...  Sorghum Maze  ...  Weekend Hayrides

Visit the Scarecrow Trail and revel in the “Pure Imagination” used to create a unique array of Scarecrows throughout the Garden. We’ve added Haunted Hang-Outs to the fun this year.

Bring your cameras so you can capture these "creatures" in the beauty of the autumn garden. Cast your vote for your favorite scarecrow during the month of September. Pick up voting forms at the Visitor Desk.

Don’t miss the Sorghum Maze and grab a seat on the hayrides available every Saturday from 10 am-4 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

2015 Scarecrow Trail Winners Announced

Thanks to all who participated in our “Pure Imagination” Scarecrow Trail, Hay Bale Art and Haunted Hang-Outs. The variety of scarecrows was amazing, each unique and a winner in their own right! Voting was held during the month of September with hundreds of ballots turned in.
Congratulations to all…

  • 1st Place: Welcome to Wonka World by Redstone Garden Club
  • 2nd Place: Crowbot by PP&M IT Intergraph
  • 3rd Place: Twilight Sparkle by Madison Friends of the Library Garden
  • Hay Bale Art: Inside Out by Virginia Tech Alumni



Thank you to our Sponsors: Huntsville Times


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Hay bale Art sponsored by