McCrory Gardens turns haunted



The curtain opens and standing in the middle of the stage is a gardener, but not just any gardener – a mysterious one. This gardener has been killing students and people. However, the people aren’t staying buried like the gardener would like; they are coming back to life due to substances buried in the ground.

There’s a twist to this production – you are one of the main characters.

Alpha Psi Omega, the horticulture club and McCrory Gardens collaborated to produce the first Haunted Gardens at McCrory Gardens Oct. 28 through Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission for the event is $10 or $9 with a canned food item.

“We’re running [the Haunted Gardens] like it’s a normal theatre production… so it’s a full cast, it’s got all the scenes within the gardens,” said Grace Davidson, a junior theatre major and business manager for Alpha Psi Omega. “We’ve had multiple days where people have gone over and walked around the gardens… [McCrory Gardens has] been great working with us, showing us what they can do, helping us with digging holes and letting us use their equipment.”

The Haunted Gardens is intended for mature audiences, however, attendees will be going through the trails in a group.

“If they’re looking for something fun, safe and easy to do on Halloween Night,” said Dani Wermedal, a senior theater major, “come walk through the trail and we’ll have a spook.”