№ 305/2013 from Oct 16, 2013
The Botanic Garden of Freie Universität invites young and old to a Halloween family day on Sunday, October 27. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. there will be a varied program with pumpkins, horrors, theater, and much more, all for the regular admission price. Admission is free for children up to six years. Family tickets cost between 7 and 12 euros, depending on the number of persons.
Around a thousand pumpkins will be waiting to be transformed into spooky faces, ghosts, and monsters. Next door in the garden canteen, imaginative decorations were put up for a scary walk. In the New Glass House stations will be set up for the very young to make Halloween decorations, paint, play, and get their faces painted. A huge pile of straw at the Italian Garden will invite young and old to run and jump around.
In another corner of the garden there will be a colorful cultural program for the whole family. The Platypus Theater will present "What Happened to the Bean Couple" and the Kasperhorn Puppet Theater will present "Haunted House." Near the Information Desk of the Botanic Garden there will be a Magic Plant Exhibition where you can find out which plants witches and wizards use to make their magic wands, potions, and tricks.
In the Botanical Museum there will be several feeling boxes, where you can stick you hands in to feel something creepy and try to guess what it is. (Everything will be some kind of plant.) In various other rooms and places along the way there will be numerous performances: acrobatics, puppet theater, fairy tale magic, airbrush tattoos, scary poems, and much more.
Not least, the visitors will be able to take an extended walk into the world of fall flora in the gardens and visit the two current exhibitions: "Wild New Territories" in the gardens and "Coffee. A Global Success Story" in the Botanical Museum. Available refreshments will include culinary dishes made of pumpkin and various sweets.