Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Magic Halloween in a Garden over Hill & Vale

Halloween was quite thrilling this year. My little guy, at 2 1/2, is old enough to catch some of the magic of it, so we headed out to the country to the pumpkin festival held annually at Prairie Garden and Greenhouses.


It was a spooky affair, to be sure. There we met this little piglet who sadly declared she lost half her nose when she wiped it. I think the stuffed animal she won made up for it, though. Our little tiger immediately found the pumpkin of his dreams, just big enough to carry and rub his cheek against in affection. :)


He was most mesmerized by the strange animals


The flamboyant chickens
and strutting turkeys were much more fascinating than our kittycats have ever been...



This horned creature seemed to think everybody was there to feed him exclusively


Next, the little tiger found himself walking the plank


Fortunately, he was able to forego a battle with this rather suspicious looking knight


Who seemed to be more interested in creatures of the firebreathing variety


Lurking in a corner was the mysterious Mr. Mossman, and his adoring wife


Maybe they were avoiding this fellow; you don't want disturb him, he might be hungry...


Of course, in other seasons this spooky place transforms into a garden centre so there had to be a beautiful flower


or two, ...blooming their heads off...


The staff were very friendly, however,


And looking back in time at it now...


It really was quite a blast!


Hope you had a great halloween too!

6 comments:

Anna said...

Your little man looks as if he is having the time of his life :)

sweet bay said...

Very spooky! I love the decorations. Mossman is great.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What lovely photos, and it looks like a really fun place to visit, glad you and the little one had a good time and a happy halloween.

Teza said...

How fun! Its nice to see that there is a safe haven for the little ones to embrace the spirit of Hallowe'en! Yay!

Diane Schuller said...

what a fantastic post and that place certainly does a great job of offering up some fun and interesting Halloween themes for kids (and adults)!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Hi All,

It was great fun. Mossman was my favourite there as well. He just has so much character. I'm really happy to have found an event that expands the fun of halloween beyond just the trick or treating. I think we will do this again next year and if you are in the Edmonton area I encourage you to check it out - it really is for all ages (and the homemade pumpkin ice cream is incredible).