Smiles all around at the Howl-O-Ween Doggie Trick or Treat event.

Photos by Philip Smith and Sara Crayton.

The first Howl-O-Ween Doggie Trick or Treat event took place in October 2019 and the public’s response was paw-some. Over 200 dogs and even more ‘hoomans’ came out for a beautiful fall evening dressed up as superheroes, bad guys, and even snacks. Vendors from area non-profits set up around the Reservoir Loop Trail and passed out doggie treats to our furry friends. It’s the least we can do to thank
them for all the joy they give to Botanic Garden visitors throughout the year.

Coming in July will be our first fun run at the Garden, the Young Run & Senior Walk for Wellness. Join us on July 25, 9:00-11:00
a.m. for a fun, family-oriented event at the Garden with a focus on health and wellness. The event will feature three 1-mile races
for different age groups followed by a walk for the whole family and healthy food and drink for all.

Races will include a run for children ages 6-8, a run for children ages 9-12, and a walking race for adults over age 50. Prizes will be awarded to the first three male and female finishers in each race. Each participant will also receive a tee shirt if registered by the pre-registration deadline (July 3). Race fee is $15 for WVBG Members, $20 for non-members.
Register online at

Originally published in our Spring 2020 newsletter

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