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VIDEO: Pumpkin patch sets up Halloween fairytale

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Cinderella’s carriage is part of the “Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village” exhibit at The Dallas Arboretum. The Dallas Arboretum is the only garden in the world to have four fairytale houses made entirely of pumpkins. The village will be open until Nov. 23.

Cinderella’s carriage is part of the “Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village” exhibit at The Dallas Arboretum. The Dallas Arboretum is the only garden in the world to have four fairytale houses made entirely of pumpkins. The village will be open until Nov. 23. (Courtesy of Dallas Arboretum)

When Cinderella’s fairy godmother turned a pumpkin into a carriage, she probably had no idea how far that idea would go.

The Dallas Arboretum, a 66-acre garden overlooking Dallas’ White Rock Lake, hosts many seasonal themes, and this fall, it was a fairytale.

The botanical gardens at The Dallas Arboretum have been transformed into something out of a storybook.

In the spirit of Halloween, the gardens have been turned into a pumpkin patch.

“Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village” allows visitors to see a variety of pumpkin breeds that line the walkways.

Local architecture and construction teams also constructed fairy tale castles to go along with the theme.

The Dallas Arboretum is the only garden in the world to have four fairytale houses made entirely of pumpkins.

Patti Tinkle, who visited the gardens with her two grandchildren, was impressed with the amount of pumpkins she saw at the Arboretum.

Tinkle said her favorite part of the village was “learning that there are so many different kinds of pumpkins.”

This weekend, visitors saw children and their parents, dressed in costume during the Arboretum’s Family Fun Weekend, complete with trick or treating through the Pumpkin Village.

Volunteers worked at tables around the gardens to pass out candy to the young children who came in costume.

“I like all the kids and how they’re all really excited to see you,” Grace Greenblatt, a local high school student volunteering at the event, said.

All volunteers were dressed in costumes adding to the ambiance of the fairytale theme.

Throughout the garden, cafés and food stands sent smells of popcorn and candy swirling about amidst the flowers and pumpkins.

All ages and demographics showed up to celebrate the holiday and witness the enchanted gardens.

Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village will be open until Nov. 23. 

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