Judge Forces Md. ‘Haunted Garden’ To Cancel Dates

ROCKVILLE, Md. (CBSDC) — After neighbors complained, a Montgomery County judge ruled Tuesday that a Silver Spring resident’s annual ‘Haunted Garden’ yard attraction can only open on two of its intended five days this Halloween season.

WNEW’s Karen Adams reports that the display, set up at a Worth Avenue home in the Seven Oaks neighborhood, will only be allowed to operate on Oct. 25 and 26, but not on Oct. 19, Oct. 27 and Halloween.

The judge found that the annual haunted garden has, indeed, grown into a public nuisance.

Still, homeowner and Haunted Garden coordinator Donna Kerr says she’s thrilled that her display will be allowed to open at all. She’s managed to find a silver lining around the ruling, as well.

“I have a 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter so, as much as I love this event, it’s going to allow me to spend more time with my daughter,” Kerr said.

To see photos of the haunted garden, click here.

WNEW’s Karen Adams contributed to this report. Follow her and WNEW on Twitter.

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