During 9 days, the Botanical Garden will focus in the subject of pumpkins. Many activities are organize for those days like, for example, the 1st Giant Pumpkins Contest, expositions, workshops for children and an evening activity to celebrate the Day of the Death.
Last May, the Botanical Garden had organized the 1st Giant Pumpkins Contests, where the people had the challenge of getting the biggest pumpkin of the Garden. During October, all participants were able to discover the result of their labor. All pumpkins are exposed until the 4th of November.
For the children, a workshop about pumpkin decoration and the film proyection Wallace and Gromit in the curse of the pumpkins in the audiovisual room.
To complete the programm the conference « Myths and traditions on the night of the dead », presented by Alberto Álvarez Peña (ethnographer) and Marcos Álvarez Merinero (Asturian Astronomy Society), where we can learn about how the inhabitants from diferent regions of the north of Spain celebrate this festivity.
The main highlight of these activities will be the evening stroll, named Spectrums in the dark night », a unique tour with carved and illuminated pumpkins along the Botanical, where we will discover the spectrums that lives in different parts of the Garden during the day of the deaths.
Undoubtely, a deadly programm