Extreme Pumpkin Carving Gallery

Check out the inspired and wild pumpkin designs featured at the New York Botanical Garden every fall.

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Photo By: Image courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden/Photo by Victor Chu

Venus Flytrap Pumpkin

Pumpkin carving impresario Ray Villafane works on an artful pumpkin for the New York Botanical Garden's 2013 Haunted Pumpkin Garden.

Carnivorous Pumpkin

The theme of this year's New York Botanical Garden extreme pumpkin carving display is man-eating carnivorous plants crafted by Ray Villafane for the Haunted Pumpkin Garden.

Pumpkin Master

Master carver Ray Villafane plies his trade at 2012’s Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend at the New York Botanical Garden.

Master Blaster

Pumpkin artisan and carver Ray Villafane and the carving he created for the New York Botanical Garden in 2011.

Pumpkin Family

Scary pumpkins at the New York Botanical Garden. Daily Q&A sessions with the carvers are scheduled during the Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend, which will be held on October 19 and 20, 2013. Find out more at the New York Botanical Garden website.

Giant Pumpkin

The biggest pumpkin from last year’s Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend at the New York Botanical Garden

Scary Faces

Scary pumpkins on a vine make the scene at the New York Botanical Garden. This year’s Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend with master carver Ray Villafane and his team is scheduled for October 19 and 20, 2013.

Pumpkin Guts

A close-up of the zombie’s internal organs at the New York Botanical Garden’s Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend

Petrifying Pumpkin

Carved by master carver Ray Villafane and his team, the largest pumpkin carved during the New York Botanical Garden’s 2012 Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend weighed more than 1,800 pounds.

Drawing a Crowd

Visitors view the work-in-progress during 2012’s Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend at the New York Botanical Garden.

Zombie Pumpkin

One of the astounding pumpkin carvings on view every year at the New York Botanical Garden

Who's Watching Who?

Visitors of all ages enjoy watching the master carvers at work during the New York Botanical Garden Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend.

Zombie Pumpkin Carving

The pumpkin carvers joke around with their final zombie carving.

Run for Your Life!

In 2012 master carver Ray Villafane and his team sculpted giant pumpkins into zombies. For 2013 the theme is carnivorous plants and unearthly creatures at the New York Botanical Garden annual Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend.

Master Carvers

Master carvers Ray Villafane (third from left) and Andy Bergholtz (right) both appeared on Food Network’s "Halloween Wars." Here, they pose with their finished piece at the New York Botanical Garden in October 2012.

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