- Posted October 28, 2012 by
New York, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
CNN celebrates ... Halloween
Zombie Rises Out of Giant Pumpkin Patch
- IvanaKottas, CNN iReport producer
This Halloween at the New York Botanical Garden master pumpkin carver Ray Villafane, most well-known for his 3-D style pumpkin carvings, transformed some ginormous pumpkins into a really scary zombie and other assorted spooky creatures. The pumpkins used in the carvings are among the largest in the country. I visited the Garden on Sunday, October 27 as I wanted to make sure I got to see this incredible work of art before Frankenstorm aka Sandy hits and perhaps desimates the zombie and his brethren.
There are other, less scary creatures carved from pumpkins and other gourds throughout the Haunted Pumpkin Garden. I highly recommend it for the young and young at heart. But take heed, the zombie may follow you to your dreams... or nightmares.
The exhibit is scheduled to run through Oct. 31 but Frankenstorm may affect the schedule so please call or check the website at http://nybg.org for more information.