Monsters in the Gardens – October 20

Join us for MONSTERS IN THE GARDENS at Wellfield Botanic Gardens on Saturday, October 20 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. for some family-friendly Halloween fun!

Save some money and order your tickets online in advance 

indiana-wild-logoMonsters are invading Wellfield Botanic Gardens!
Bring the whole family out for fun trick-or-treating around the Promenade and get up close and personal with some not so scary animals at a live animal shows at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. from
Indiana WILD! All are welcome to come dressed in costume (or not). This event is intended for all ages and is not intended to scare, but to amaze and educate! In addition to Indiana Wild, enjoy these fun activities, from fishes to witches, and delicious tacos from ParmaJacos!

Daragh DeeganCity of Elkhart Aquatic Biologist Daragh Deegan will be onsite, sharing ‘hands on’ fisheries biology with guests! The Aquatics Program is a joint effort between the Cities of Elkhart and South Bend to evaluate the health of the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers and their tributaries. The programs main focus is to evaluate the fish communities of local rivers and streams. For more about the Aquatics Program, click here.

Cheri L. HallwoodOne Wish for Winifred WitchChildren’s author Cheri L.  Hallwood joins us to share her wonderful book, “One Wish for Winifred Witch”, a truly magical tale with a surprising twist. Each year the witches of Haunted Hollow eagerly await the arrival of Halloween. All, that is, except for little Winifred Witch. You see . . . When the sky grows dark and the moon glows bright, Little Winifred Witch is nowhere in sight. Of course, none of the witches in the Hollow know why young Winifred seems to magically disappear when nighttime comes, nor do they know about the “one” secret wish she makes every night. But with a little help from her wise Aunt Broomhilda, Winifred Witch discovers that sometimes it takes more than Magic to make a wish come true.

Cheri dazzles young children with her costumed-portrayal of Aunt Broomhilda from the book, as she acts out scenes for her audience.  Cheri will do live performances from the book at 4:30, 5:00, and 6:15, and will be available to sign her books you’ve purchased until 7:30pm in our Visitors Cottage. 

ParmaJacos TrailerParmaJacos is bringing their famous Parmesan Tacos to Wellfield for Monsters in the Gardens! Enjoy the spectacular flavor of a perfectly fried taco shell dusted in a coating of parmesan cheese, mixed with the incredible flavors flowing from the chicken or ground beef, covered in your favorite taco toppings, finished with a spread of their famous Jaco Sour Cream™ or Sweet Boom™ sauces! YUM.


 Ticket Pricing 

  • Member Adult: $5 ($3 in advance)

  • Public Adult: $8 ($6 in advance)

  • Child (ages 3-12): $5 ($4 in advance)

  • Under age 3 are free

CLICK HERE to Purchase Discount Advanced Tickets – Save some money, purchase in advance!

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