Nothing screams more like Halloween than spookily carved pumpkins. In the run-up to the scariest holiday of the year, itison is hosting a number of free pumpkin carving workshops. At this wholesome class, guests will get the chance to take their creativity, anger or both out on an innocent pumpkin.
On selected days between October 19-22 and October 28-29, Glasgow Botanic Gardens will host pumpkin carving workshops in GlasGLOW’s Children’s Garden between 11am and 3pm. Guests do not need to pre-book and there will be plenty of pumpkins ready to be carved and decorated on the spot.
All one needs to do is bring their creative flair, a good mood and be ready to get craving. The family-friendly events will be hosted by the pumpkin carving experts from The CLAASH COLLECTIVE. What is more, the events are part of The itison Pumpkin Fund which has raised over £60,000 for local charities and community groups since launching in 2019 and was established to bring positive impact in the local community.
This year, The itison Pumpkin Fund has committed to supporting at least 10 local charities, community groups or causes with a minimum of £1,000. GlasGLOW also spreads pumpkin joy in Glasgow and further afield every year by donating thousands of free event tickets and pumpkins to local charities, schools and hospitals allowing young people to get involved and even have their designs displayed in GlasGLOW’s Pumpkin Patch.
Once visitors are done with their creations, they can either take the decorated pumpkins home, or leave them to get displayed on-site. Every year, the Pumpkin Patch at GlasGLOW is one of the most popular features of the show and is also open to enjoy for free during the day from October 27 until November 12. All pumpkins featured in the Pumpkin Patch are recycled into food waste and turned into fuel to help power the city.
Creator of GlasGLOW Oli Norman said: “Our pumpkin patch is such a well-loved part of GlasGLOW every year and we’re delighted to be bringing back our free pumpkin carving workshops for local families to enjoy in the Children’s Garden.”
“We’ve pledged to support a minimum of ten local charities, community groups and causes with at least £1,000 each through The itison Pumpkin Fund and are still open to applications. Anyone interested in applying can find out more on our website.”