Ray Villafane is a sculptor and master pumpkin carver who has created the Haunted Pumpkin Garden using some of the largest pumpkins -- one weighs up to 1,800 pounds!
The Haunted Pumpkin garden features a variety of zombie pumpkins that took three days to complete. Most of the zombie pumpkins on display are made to look as if they are emerging from the earth. Their gutted, decomposing flesh reveals jutting bones and spewing guts that drag along as they struggle to wring free from the roots that try to devour them. The organs were added with tremendous detail and careful carving by Ray Villafane and his team, creating a gory and realistic impression.
The gourds will be on display at the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions at the New York Botanical Gardens until Halloween.