Join us for MONSTERS IN THE GARDENS at Wellfield Botanic Gardens on Saturday, October 19 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. – rain or shine! – for some family-friendly Halloween fun!
Save some money and CLICK HERE to order your tickets online in advance!
Monsters 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 live animal shows! 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 our live animal shows, enjoy these other fun activities from fishes to witches!
City 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.
Children’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 5:15 and 6:15, and she will be available to sign her books you’ve purchased until 7:30pm in our Visitors Cottage.
Hot Dog Eddy’s will be onsite serving up delicious hot dogs and snacks! Get ’em while they’re hot. And if you haven’t been to Hot Dog Eddy’s, check out their restaurant located on South Main Street in Elkhart.
Ticket Pricing – – Save money, purchase in advance
Member Adult: $5 ($4 in advance)
Public Adult: $10 ($8 in advance)
Child (ages 3-12): $6 ($5 in advance)
Under age 3 are free
CLICK HERE to Purchase Discount Advanced Tickets – Save some money, purchase in advance! Advanced, discount ticket sales END AT NOON on Saturday, October 19.
After 12 p.m. on October 19, gate prices are in effect.
NOTE: Monsters in the Gardens, and all the shows within, will go on, no matter the weather! Trick-or-treat stations will be covered, so your monsters will stay dry while they pick up their treats. So dress for the weather and come on out for some “monstrous” fun!
As a reminder, please leave Fido at home, as dogs are not allowed at Wellfield’s special events.