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Atlanta Botanical Garden 2009 ‘Scarecrow’ winners, favorites


"The Urban Scarecrow" by Druid Hills High School's Urban Art Club was the non-professional winner for "Scarecrows in the Garden." AJC photos by Jamie Gumbrecht.

I don’t know how many crows hang out around the Atlanta Botanical Garden on a usual day, but it will be crow-free at least through the end of October.


"Gong with the Wind, Horri-belle" a combo wind chime and scarecrow by Rixart, won for the professional category.

This year’s “Scarecrows in the Garden” features 107 of the field dummies, all created by businesses, schools, non-profits, families and individuals seeking bird-fright glory.

These two, the cockroach and the bell-e of the Botanical Garden, were this year’s winners.

As an AJC story explained this week, there’s a lot going on in the themes of motherhood and helping the environment,  and there are plenty of other stunning and hilarious entries poste.

By the way, admission to the the Atlanta Botanical Garden is free this weekend for Bank of America customers. Here are two more reasons to check out the Garden this month.

Fest-of-Ale: 5-10 p.m. every Thursday in October. $15, free for members, beers for $3.50.

“Moore in America”: Continues through Oct. 31. Free with garden admission.

Want to go? Atlanta Botanical Garden. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through October, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays November-March. $5-$16. 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-5859,

Here are  few more of my favorites from the garden.


My favorite: "Miss Heli Ann Thus" by the Briarlake Elementary Junior Garden Club.

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"I Want to Scare Your Crows," by Puppatoons.

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What's scarier, the scarecrow, or the to do list? "GWEN" by the Georgia Executive Women's Network.

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Gets my vote for best scarecrow hair. "Go Skatecrow Go!" by students at Fayette Middle School.

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"Scary Technology" by By She's WIRED

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So cute! "Everyone Need A Hug" by Trees Atlanta.

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Hmm, so which is the real scarecrow? "We're Off To See the Wizard" by Home Educator Support System.

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I didn't help build her, but it looks like the scarecrow was a bit Kim Zolciak-inspired?

"Part of Gatherers of the Garden" by Jeffrey Loy.

Part of "Gatherers of the Garden" by Jeffrey Loy.

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May 8th, 2010
9:07 am

funny and really cool


December 3rd, 2009
9:25 am

I just saw this. I going to have to get my kids to it next year. It looks like a fun family activity.

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October 6th, 2009
2:17 pm

They were all great….I really loved “Scary Technology”

Always fun to get out there and seem the scarecrows


October 5th, 2009
9:23 pm

Great Scarecrow/Roach Druid Hills!

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