When you head to the local plant nursery to select the gardening supplies you need for the fall season, don’t forget to shop for Halloween garden décor.

Sure, you could get your decorations from a nearby big box store – but why not get a little creative this year? With a bit of planning and the right details, you can create a seasonal display that’s a neighborhood standout.

Plant Nursery Halloween

Showing off your Halloween spirit is easy when you have a theme in place. For inspiration, visit Millcreek Gardens or, try one of these spook-tacular ideas from our plant nursery staff.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!

At Halloween, most families carve just a few jack-o-lanterns for the front porch. Instead of going that route, why not turn your garden into the neighborhood pumpkin patch?

Pumpkins and ornamental gourds of all shapes, sizes and colors are available at the plant nursery. Pick a bunch, then place them all around your yard. You can cluster groups around your shrubs and landscaping trees, and cascade several down your porch steps. Dot the lawn with more pumpkins, filling the spaces between with straw or greenery for a Halloween garden patch that looks ripe for the picking.

Spook-Tacular Garden Décor

Would you rather have ghoulishly delightful garden decorations? Skip the fake cobwebs, plastic skeletons and goofy ghosts, and use spooky plants instead to create a creepy effect.

Container gardens filled with Venus flytraps, crested euphorbias, sundews, black mondo grass and other magically macabre plants are far spookier than traditional Halloween decorations. For an even more eerie look, use distressed wood, rusty gates and weathered historical markers to set off the slightly sinister containers.

Harvest-Time Fun for Halloween

A harvest theme is an easy way to bring Halloween fun to your garden décor – and you can find everything you need to set the mood at your local plant nursery.

To create a harvest-time look this Halloween, place bales of hay in your garden beds and around the lawn. Surround the bales with corn stalks, colorful gourds and festive-looking Indian corn. Add a scarecrow or two and a few jack-o-lanterns, then scatter the yard with dried autumn leaves. For a pop of color, stash pots of marigolds, chrysanthemums, heleniums or asters inside hollowed-out pumpkins.

At Millcreek Gardens, our plant nursery is stocked with plenty of possibilities for Halloween garden décor. Come in for a spell, and our friendly staff will happily help you create a magical seasonal display that delights trick-or-treaters.

For more fun ideas and expert tips on giving your northern Utah landscape a boo-tiful Halloween look, visit the Millcreek Gardens plant nursery in Salt Lake City today.