Beyond the Great Pumpkin!
Saturday, October 19, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
With private staff-only access, explore the famed pumpkin patches of the Arboretum with its most devoted and accomplished Horticultural Research Center gardener, Jenny Thull (the pumpkins will have been harvested out of the patches, but you will see and learn about the plots of land that are ideal for growing). Learn about all of the amazing squashes and gourds, tracing their roots back to being among the earliest plants culitvated in our part of the globe. You'll find out which are the best to grow for either beauty, flavor, or both from the gardener who knows them better than anyone. (Jenny's tasted them all!) You'll taste some of the recipes Jenny has developed and have time to pick out a gorgeous cucurbit of your own to take home!
Horticulture Research Center