The Little Nightmare World of Miniature Halloween Gardens

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When it comes to Halloween and other holidays, there are some post ideas I reuse on an annual basis since I like them and have proven popular. Then there are posts of ideas I want to try out on my own since I think I should come up with a few original concepts during the holidays. This is a combination of two. As I’ve seen on Pinterest, my post on miniature gardens has proven quite popular since I created and published it last year. And there are plenty of miniature garden decorations available for each holiday season. Halloween is one of these times since it’s a highly popular holiday and pretty much the last holiday before retail outlets everywhere get into their Christmas decorations as if Thanksgiving didn’t really exist in between. Well, at least in the United States as far as I’m concerned. Anyway, it’s not unusual to find mini gardens decorated for Halloween. You might find some presented as tiny graveyards or haunted lawns. Some even have it in autumn fashion with pumpkins. But however these gardens are made, I bring some of them to you.

  1. Sometimes for your Halloween garden, all you need are pumpkins and orange fencing.
Helps if it has vines growing from a bird bath. Really brings out some of the creepiness.

Helps if it has vines growing from a bird bath. Really brings out some of the creepiness.

2. This mini garden must’ve been abandoned by fairies years ago.

But the pumpkins seem ripe and everything later looks like crap in the fall. Like the skeleton.

But the pumpkins seem ripe and everything later looks like crap in the fall. Like the skeleton.

3. When it comes to Halloween some take time to dress their door on the trees.

Since it's fall, the gnomes didn't have to do much to their place. Just decorate the front door for trick or treaters.

Since it’s fall, the gnomes didn’t have to do much to their place. Just decorate the front door for trick or treaters.

4. Welcome to the fairy graveyard.

Complete with a dangling skull decoration. Still, almost didn't see the graves in this one.

Complete with a dangling skull decoration. Still, almost didn’t see the graves in this one.

5. For Halloween miniature gardens, the more haunted the better.

Here we come across a churyard garden with a cob webbed tree and graves. Doesn't have a lot of plants but plenty of gravel.

Here we come across a churchyard garden with a cob webbed tree and graves. Doesn’t have a lot of plants but plenty of gravel.

6. Sometimes it doesn’t take much for a mini garden to be truly haunted.

This one just looks unkempt and has decorations. Including pumpkins and a skeleton.

This one just looks unkempt and has decorations. Including pumpkins and a skeleton.

7. Not sure if this is a good place to trick or treat.

Though not the most haunted house I've seen, the skull posts seem quite scary. Still, like the ghosts and trick or treaters.

Though not the most haunted house I’ve seen, the skull posts seem quite scary. Still, like the ghosts and trick or treaters.

8. Someone must’ve spilled the cauldrons at this place.

Hope whatever potion the witches were making doesn't do any nasty damage. Love the pumpkins, by the way.

Hope whatever potion the witches were making doesn’t do any nasty damage. Love the pumpkins, by the way.

9. Please don’t mind the reclining skeleton.

He's just only resting his bones. And I tell you, there's no bones about it.

He’s just only resting his bones. And I tell you, there’s no bones about it.

10. Sometimes it helps to start simple.

These just have Halloween decorations as well. But the black cat seems a little freaked out.

These just have Halloween decorations as well. But the black cat seems a little freaked out.

11. It might be best to keep out of this one.

Since it specifically states to keep out despite that cemeteries are technically public parks. Love the decor on this.

Since it specifically states to keep out despite that cemeteries are technically public parks. Love the decor on this.

12. Sometimes a modest graveyard in a bucket will do.

And it seems that someone must've been here recently. But probably got spooked out. Must've seen a ghost.

And it seems that someone must’ve been here recently. But probably got spooked out. Must’ve seen a ghost.

13. Skeletons and jack-o-lanterns can always make a spooky garden.

This especially goes for the skeletons. Doesn't matter if they're standing or buried in the ground either.

This especially goes for the skeletons. Doesn’t matter if they’re standing or buried in the ground either.

14. Seems like this place has become a ghostly hangout.

After all, ghosts must like billowing shrubs and cobblestone paths. Nevertheless, this is charming.

After all, ghosts must like billowing shrubs and cobblestone paths. Nevertheless, this is charming.

15. Only the dead seem to reside at this house.

Still, I like how this person did their own haunted house and like how the plants seem to take it over. I think it's very creative.

Still, I like how this person did their own haunted house and how the plants seem to take it over. I think it’s very creative.

16. In a Halloween mini garden, the plants can just run wild.

You can see how the plants dangle from the box in this one. Love the decorations.

You can see how the plants dangle from the box in this one. Love the decorations.

17. Sometimes ghosts and witches prefer the peaceful nature surroundings.

Well, this is a graveyard with a path and an imposing rock. But I'm not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

Well, this is a graveyard with a path and an imposing rock. But I’m not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

18. A black pumpkin garden could always cause a sensation.

This is especially when there's a skeleton bench and grave stones. Still, if this pumpkin is real, you might need to throw it out in early November.

This is especially when there’s a skeleton bench and grave stones. Still, if this pumpkin is real, you might need to throw it out in early November.

19. This Halloween mini garden is so spooky that even the pot is alive.

Well, alive in lights. But you have to admit, this takes Halloween mini gardens to a whole new level.

Well, alive in lights. But you have to admit, this takes Halloween mini gardens to a whole new level.

20. With a Halloween garden like this, you can even decorate the trees.

The table has some bones on top. But none you'd want to give your dog. Like how the trees are decked for the holiday.

The table has some bones on top. But none you’d want to give your dog. Like how the trees are decked for the holiday.

21. Nothing makes a better mini garden pot than a black cauldron.

And it doesn't hurt if it has legs. Not sure if I see any plants here though.

And it doesn’t hurt if it has legs. Not sure if I see any plants here though.

22. Sometimes all you need are skulls, pumpkins, and anything orange.

Well, I didn't include the scared black cat, though. But I do like the skull and the jack-o-lantern on the chair.

Well, I didn’t include the scared black cat, though. But I do like the skull and the jack-o-lantern on the chair.

23. In Halloween mini gardens, the more scary plants the better.

Seems like there's a creepy monster ball tonight. Wonder who'll show up. Then again, maybe I don't want to know.

Seems like there’s a creepy monster ball tonight. Wonder who’ll show up. Then again, maybe I don’t want to know.

24. Halloween can be such a strange time that you’ll find jack-o-lanterns on trees.

In real life, putting jack-o-lanterns on trees just weighs them down as well as poses a fire hazard. But this doesn't seem too bad.

In real life, putting jack-o-lanterns on trees just weighs them down as well as poses a fire hazard. But this doesn’t seem too bad.

25. Is that a trail of eyeballs?

Seems like this person got a little creative with this miniature garden. I mean there's a pumpkin with some painted gravestones and an eyeball trail. The cauldron looks perfect for a witch's lair.

Seems like this person got a little creative with this miniature garden. I mean there’s a pumpkin with some painted gravestones and an eyeball trail. The cauldron looks perfect for a witch’s lair.

26. Sometimes it takes the right setting for a house to seem haunted.

Not sure if those are trick or treaters dressed as ghosts or just ghosts. Sometimes you can't tell on Halloween.

Not sure if those are trick or treaters dressed as ghosts or just ghosts. Sometimes you can’t tell on Halloween.

27. Sometimes all a skeleton wants is a quiet afternoon.

Though the ghost always has to bug him. Love the plants near the scarecrow though.

Though the ghost always has to bug him. Love the plants near the scarecrow though.

28. The plants seem rather wild in this graveyard.

I guess these are normal plants in a bucket with a large skull and grave stones. Kind of freaky but I like it.

I guess these are normal plants in a bucket with a large skull and grave stones. Kind of freaky but I like it.

29. While some mini gardens feature a haunted house, this one shows a haunted village.

Houses are on the top. Plants are on the bottom. Someone must've had too much time on their hands.

Houses are on the top. Plants are on the bottom. Someone must’ve had too much time on their hands.

30. Wonder what monsters rise from this garden?

I can see Frankenstein's monster from the ground as well as a goblin. At least I think it's a goblin.

I can see Frankenstein’s monster from the ground as well as a goblin. At least I think it’s a goblin.

31. Guess this pumpkin house didn’t have any candy.

Or it just creeped them out with the creepy doll girl and the trees with heads. Yet, the trick or treaters seem like they're minding their own business.

Or it just creeped them out with the creepy doll girl and the trees with heads. Yet, the trick or treaters seem like they’re minding their own business.

32. Seems like this garden has been overrun by spiders.

That might explain the cobwebs on the trees. But even at this scale, they'll still freak people out.

That might explain the cobwebs on the trees. But even at this scale, they’ll still freak people out.

33. Looks like this garden’s been swept in the wind.

Yes, fall can be a rather windy time of year. It can also be quite rainy as well, especially in October.

Yes, fall can be a rather windy time of year. It can also be quite rainy as well, especially in October.

34. Don’t mind the skeleton as you pass the cemetery.

As you might notice, the mini garden decorations aren't always up to scale. Look on how the skeleton seems to be a giant compared to where the graves are and the other figures.

As you might notice, the mini garden decorations aren’t always up to scale. Look on how the skeleton seems to be a giant compared to where the graves are and the other figures.

35. This old house has always been a haven for skeletons.

Because they tend to rise from their graves and haunt the place. Seem to have a good time.

Because they tend to rise from their graves and haunt the place. Seem to have a good time.

36. I’m sure it’s perfectly safe to trick or treat here.

Just don't mind the Venus Fly Traps and the other weird flora here. They just eat the insects.

Just don’t mind the Venus Fly Traps and the other weird flora here. They just eat the insects.

37. This witch always likes to be around her weeds.

And she sure loves how they seem to grow wild. Not sure if she's sweeping or about to fly with her broomstick.

And she sure loves how they seem to grow wild. Not sure if she’s sweeping or about to fly with her broomstick.

38. Put a few tombstones and you have yourself a graveyard.

Not sure I want to know who's buried here. But I like how they go with the plants.

Not sure I want to know who’s buried here. But I like how they go with the plants.

39. Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to improvise.

As you can see, the pumpkins in here are just painted rocks. May not seem perfectly symmetrical but seems to work.

As you can see, the pumpkins in here are just painted rocks. May not seem perfectly symmetrical but seems to work.

40. Ghosts always love haunting a pumpkin house.

Yes, a lot of these mini gardens feature the same decorations over and over again. But none of these are in the same style.

Yes, a lot of these mini gardens feature the same decorations over and over again. But none of these are in the same style.

41. Even gnomes can be in a carving mood this time of year.

And they all seem to be carving away. Looks like one is carving the biggest pumpkin for a master touch.

And they all seem to be carving away. Looks like one is carving the biggest pumpkin for a master touch.

42. Even more than a pumpkin house, ghosts also enjoy nearby ponds.

There we see the ghosts at the pumpkin house again. Nevertheless, the fern on this is lovely.

There we see the ghosts at the pumpkin house again. Nevertheless, the fern on this is lovely.

43. A gnome house is always a welcoming place for anyone.

This includes skeletons, ghosts or any undead. Gnomes don't care.

This includes skeletons, ghosts or any undead. Gnomes don’t care.

44. Seems like the white vines are growing from this pot.

Then again, I wonder if they're supposed to be cobwebs. That might explain a lot.

Then again, I wonder if they’re supposed to be cobwebs. That might explain a lot.

45. There’s nothing better on Halloween than a picnic near an abandoned cemetery.

Not sure if you'd care to see some unburied skeletons. But some things can't always be helped.

Not sure if you’d care to see some unburied skeletons. But some things can’t always be helped.

46. At some pumpkin houses, it may be wise to watch your back.

After all, there's a "Beware" sign as well as some graves. Nothing good can come from this.

After all, there’s a “Beware” sign as well as some graves. Nothing good can come from this.

47. There’s something a little batty about this house.

Love the nice purple house among the pumpkins. Really makes it seem haunted, but not too scary.

Love the nice purple house among the pumpkins. Really makes it seem haunted, but not too scary.

48. Best not get too close to this scary tree.

Seems like there's something not right about this tree. Something seems to glow inside. Like the plants on this.

Seems like there’s something not right about this tree. Something seems to glow inside. Like the plants on this.

49. Never saw a haunted house like this before.

Then again, it might be a house just decked for Halloween. Might just belong to some fantastical being like the Easter Bunny. Or the Joker.

Then again, it might be a house just decked for Halloween. Might just belong to some fantastical being like the Easter Bunny. Or the Joker.

50. A jack-o-lantern on each side is all the decoration you’ll need.

Well, at this place anyway. Though it does include a haunted house that says, "Trick or Treat." Not to mention, you have to admire the plants.

Well, at this place anyway. Though it does include a haunted house that says, “Trick or Treat.” Not to mention, you have to admire the plants.

51. There’s nothing like having jack-o-lanterns in the pumpkin patch.

Or having ghosts near your house, which seems smaller than the scarecrow. Honestly, sometimes decor isn't always up to scale.

Or having ghosts near your house, which seems smaller than the scarecrow. Honestly, sometimes decor isn’t always up to scale.

52. Heard of a haunted house? How about a haunted castle?

Well, this is quite interesting. Heard it even lights up to be extra scary.

Well, this is quite interesting. Heard it even lights up to be extra scary.

53. This Halloween mini garden has had the zen treatment.

Not sure how calming it may be. But like how they have the bones and grave stones in the sand.

Not sure how calming it may be. But like how they have the bones and grave stones in the sand.

54. You’ll never know what you’ll find in this scary place.

Yeah, this seems a bit unique from the other ones. Like how the scary entities go well with the plants.

Yeah, this seems a bit unique from the other ones. Like how the scary entities go well with the plants.

55. Graveyards can always be a haunt for lost souls and bodies.

This one has cobwebs and a skeleton in a cage. Not sure why. Though I like the tree.

This one has cobwebs and a skeleton in a cage. Not sure why. Though I like the tree.

56. What you might find in this pumpkin might be a grave surprise.

Even has grave stones all close together. Can really use some landscaping though since the weeds are out of hand.

Even has grave stones all close together. Can really use some landscaping though since the weeds are out of hand.

57. Orange gravel is always in the Halloween spirit.

Also helps if there's a table set and a billowing bonsai tree. Love this.

Also helps if there’s a table set and a billowing bonsai tree. Love this.

58. This mini garden has become quite a haven for the haunting.

You can see witches and ghosts galore here. Like the house. Seems rather normal but nevertheless spooky.

You can see witches and ghosts galore here. Like the house. Seems rather normal but nevertheless spooky.

59. Now this garden has an interesting house.

Well, this one has the works. Some ghosts, some graves, and even a haunted house in two parts.

Well, this one has the works. Some ghosts, some graves, and even a haunted house in two parts.

60. That’s just a lonely skeleton with a bag of candy.

Well, there are a couple of ghosts nearby but that's beside the point. Love the trees though.

Well, there are a couple of ghosts nearby but that’s beside the point. Love the trees though.

61. Wonder what’s lurking in this little teacup.

I don't think the teacup is necessarily little. But I love how it's shaded to fit with the Halloween decor on this.

I don’t think the teacup is necessarily little. But I love how it’s shaded to fit with the Halloween decor on this.

62. In this zen mini garden, the bones can be anywhere.

Sometimes, they can be buried in the sand. Not sure if you can piece them together.

Sometimes, they can be buried in the sand. Not sure if you can piece them together.

63. Don’t cross that mummy coming from the bridge.

This seems to have a little Halloween village going on. There's even a witch and a Grim Reaper there, too.

This seems to have a little Halloween village going on. There’s even a witch and a Grim Reaper there, too.

64. This skeleton is taking a break from trick or treating.

Or scaring off trick or treaters for candy. This could depend on interpretation.

Or scaring off trick or treaters for candy. This could depend on interpretation.

65. Looks like the witch didn’t land on her feet.

This one doesn't seem to have much to do with it. Just needs some plants, a witch, and a few gourds and squashes.

This one doesn’t seem to have much to do with it. Just needs some plants, a witch, and a few gourds and squashes.

66. There might be something lurking in the bushes here.

It's either a ghost or just cobwebs. Since a witch may live in that house, it may not bee good.

It’s either a ghost or just cobwebs. Since a witch may live in that house, it may not bee good.

67. This little patio is ready for the festivities.

Well, this seems kind of cute. Love the trick or treaters and the banner.

Well, this seems kind of cute. Love the trick or treaters and the banner.

68. Sometimes it’s hard to be a lonely ghost.

Must've been buried some place far away and very quickly. Then again, I'm not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

Must’ve been buried some place far away and very quickly. Then again, I’m not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

69. Wonder if it snowed in this neck of the woods.

Yes, I've seen it snow in October. But I haven't seen an Ent with a crystal ball. What's with that?

Yes, I’ve seen it snow in October. But I haven’t seen an Ent with a crystal ball. What’s with that?

70. This garden already seems covered in cobwebs.

And covered over black flowers, too. Yet, ghosts and other Halloween figures love it.

And covered over black flowers, too. Yet, ghosts and other Halloween figures love it.

71. A garden like this might bring you bumps in the night.

Heard this is made from an Altoids box. Wonder how it's possible to accomplish that.

Heard this is made from an Altoids box. Wonder how it’s possible to accomplish that.

72. Imagine working in a graveyard like this.

Well, there's a pumpkin house and even more imposing grave stones surrounding it. Not sure if it's a place for giants staffed by wee folk or what.

Well, there’s a pumpkin house and even more imposing grave stones surrounding it. Not sure if it’s a place for giants staffed by wee folk or what.

73. In mini gardens purple lights spark Halloween magic.

And it seems like the ghosts love to frolic in it, too. Grave stones aren't too shabby either.

And it seems like the ghosts love to frolic in it, too. Grave stones aren’t too shabby either.

74. Sneezy is all set up for some Halloween relaxation.

Well, not really since he's posing as a garden gnome. But I do love the deck is set up as well as the plants.

Well, not really since he’s posing as a garden gnome. But I do love the deck is set up as well as the plants.

75. Looks like there’s a fallen witch at the side of the road.

Also, why do ghosts need roads? They're dead. Then again, this may be a trick or treater.

Also, why do ghosts need roads? They’re dead. Then again, this may be a trick or treater.

76. Wonder what happened to this witch.

Seems like everything but her shoes, hat, broomstick, and cauldron disappeared. Love the tree though.

Seems like everything but her shoes, hat, broomstick, and cauldron disappeared. Love the tree though.

77. And you thought things couldn’t be less scary in the desert.

Not sure why they have giant eyeballs here. The skeletons make more sense. Love the cacti.

Not sure why they have giant eyeballs here. The skeletons make more sense. Love the cacti.

78. This witch always prefers her garden patio covered with cobwebs.

Too bad the cat's painted on a rock. But it surely makes a stunning display if you ask me.

Too bad the cat’s painted on a rock. But it surely makes a stunning display if you ask me.

79. This little graveyard is all dirt and sticks.

Yes, I know there aren't any plants here. But this is for Halloween so it works.

Yes, I know there aren’t any plants here. But this is for Halloween so it works.

80. With Halloween mini gardens, it helps if there are black, imposing cliffs.

Man, this seems to be covered in ghosts and pumpkins. Wonder where the pumpkin patch is from the pumpkin house.

Man, this seems to be covered in ghosts and pumpkins. Wonder where the pumpkin patch is from the pumpkin house.

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