Monsters in the Gardens returns to Wellfield Botanic Gardens

ELKHART, Ind. -- Monsters are invading Wellfield! One of everyone’s favorite fall events, Monster in the Gardens, returns to Wellfield Botanic Gardens on October 16 from 4-7 p.m.

The event is a celebration of Wellfield’s “Fabulous Fall” displays and features live animal shows, visits from ETHOS Innovation Center’s “Science 2 Go” bus and Foxwood Raptor and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Stories in the Children’s Garden presented by the Elkhart Public Library, and our Contactless Candy Quest, all within the 36 beautiful acres of the area’s premier outdoor venue.

Hot Dog Eddy’s will be onsite selling food and drink. The event is open to all ages.

Wellfield Botanic Gardens continues to be the star of the show - with a newly opened Japanese Island Garden, a Children’s Garden, incredible displays of flowering plants, and over 18 acres of water and water features, sculpture, and natural beauty that is a must see.

An added bonus this year, experience OrigamiintheGarden 2 , a traveling sculpture exhibition created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box that captures the delicate nature of this paper art form in museum quality metals. OrigamiintheGarden 2 consists of 21 unique sculptures including soaring birds, gliding airplanes, galloping ponies, floating boats, and emerging butterflies.

All pieces feature interpretive signage and a complimentary cell phone audio tour. This will be everyone’s last chance to see the exhibit, which concludes its run on October 17. OrigamiintheGarden 2 is presented by the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.

Tickets to the event are discounted through Friday, October 15th and are priced at $9 for adults and $7 for kids 3-12. Tickets are available at the Visitors Cottage (open 10-6 daily) or online at

Children ages 3 and under are free with an accompanying adult. Wellfield members receive a discount!

On the day of the event, ALL tickets for ages 3 and up are $10 each and are available at the gate. The event is held rain or shine. Costumes welcome, but are not required. For complete information and tickets visit:

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