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Decorate Your Pumpkin!

  • Botanical Garden
Let your imagination run wild when decorating your pumpkin
Photo: Espace pour la vie (Michel Termblay)

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Description of the activity

Orange, green, striped, speckled, small, big, long, flattened … have fun learning about the amazing Cucurbitaceae family when you enter our pumpkin-decorating contest. Turn your pumpkin into a witch, a funny character, an animal … Let your imagination run wild!

Bring your masterpiece to Multipurpose Room 1, behind the Horticultural Information Desk at the Botanical Garden Reception Centre, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 6 to 12 and between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on October 13 to 15.

The masterpieces will be on display in the Main Exhibition Greenhouse until October 31.

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 21.

Contest closing date: October 15 at 7 p.m.

Keeping your pumpkin in good shape

  • Choose a firm pumpkin, with no blemishes, and make sure the stem is firmly attached.
  • First wash your pumpkin under running water.
  • Store your pumpkin in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place, protected from frost.

Some decorating tips

  • Use acrylic paint if you wish to paint your pumpkin.
  • To engrave or carve designs into your pumpkin, use a knife for cutting leather. Never puncture your pumpkin.
  • Use a glue gun and straight pins to attach decorations to your pumpkin.

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Category of activity

  • Preparatory activity

Sub-category of activity

  • Class activity

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