Ghostly Garden at the Highlands Biological Foundation

The Highlands Biological Foundation needs the community’s help creating a Ghostly Garden for families to walk through.

This year, HBF’s Halloween event is a self-guided hike through the Highlands Botanical Garden and they want to showcase handmade decorations from our friends!

If you would like to participate, the Foundation is offering free “spooky” kits for you and your family to make your own ominous owl, spider web, The Bascom Halloween puppet, and more!

Pick up and drop off your creations at the Highlands Nature Center by Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Then, wander through the Ghostly Garden if you dare to see all the decorations from Friday, October 30, through Sunday, Nov. 1.

Costumes are encouraged!


  • WHO: The Highlands Biological Foundation
  • WHAT: Ghostly Garden Event and Decorations
  • WHERE: Highlands Botanical Garden, 930 Horse Cove Road, Highlands NC 28741
  • WHEN: Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st
  • COST: Free

While visiting, please wear a mask and maintain physical distancing from other visitors. If rain is forecasted, decorations will be taken down to make sure they stay safe. Stay tuned to for updates.

The Halloween puppet kit is graciously provided by The Bascom’s Take and Make program.

To request a kit or for more information, contact Paige Engelbrektsson at 828.526.2623.

The Highlands Botanical Garden is part of the Highlands Biological Station, a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University.

Pictured at the top of the article are some of the decoration kit options.

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