A mysterious traveling carnival has pulled into town. Tent doors flap amidst the dry, swirling autumn wind. The night crackles with an odd vibration, as if a veil of peculiarity has settled over these hallowed grounds. A maelstrom of sights, sounds, smells, and people…
Halloween at Roger's Gardens premiered this week. It's always a fun way to get inspired for the fall season. As you wander through the beautiful gardens, prepare yourself as you are pulled from the shadows into the vortex of the Big Top. This isn¹t your garden-variety nursery anymore! They have prepared four tents just for you.
• The Magician’s Tent: Lurking in the shadows, a world of magic beckons in a color palette of red, white and black. Spells will be cast with top hats, rabbits, magic wands, and other props that await your sleight of hand.
• The Fortune Teller’s Tent: In this colorful, gypsy-inspired den you can connect with the spirits, get lost in the gaze of a crystal ball, and explore vintage merchandise and Day of the Dead accessories
• The Medicine Man’s Tent: Pick your poison. It¹s all here. Conjure up a frightfully festive mood with the creepy cabinet of curiosities. Loaded with slithering snakes, nibbling rats and hair-raising spiders, the creepy crawlers will frighten off the most intrepid visitors.
• The Sideshow Tent: Navigating the twists and turns of our Big Top may lead you (spirits willing) to the side show, to which no carnival is ever complete. Be awed by beautifully adorned masks, gourmet candy, and one-of-a-kind collectibles created by talented artisans.
Roger's Gardens is just the place to help conjure up inspiration for the dark, haunted chamber you call home. Enter if you dare… I hope you will stop by the Halloween Boutique in person. You won't be sorry!
You know how much I love a great tablescape,
and here are some of my picks from Roger's that would
look great for a spooky Halloween dinner party!
For more on Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar,
visit rogersgardens.com .