Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Spyglass Gardens

If you're looking for a pumpkin patch with a small town feel, look no further than Spyglass Gardens.  Spyglass Gardens started as one couple's dream.   Steven and Wendy have a home and some land--not a lot, but enough.  On their land they grow fruits and vegetables without pesticides.  They harvest their crops and sell them right from the gardens next to their home. They stay busy all summer long, but things don't slow down in the fall.  People return to buy straw bales, corn stalks, and cinderella pumpkins.  Children return to run through the straw maze and pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  (No hay rides unfortunately.)

We've been to Spyglass twice already this year and both times have been really fun and uncrowded.  The boy and I played in the straw maze by ourselves for fifteen minutes.  We played I'm Gonna Get Cha and Can't Catch Me and I'm Going To Beat You (as in beat you to the other side).  

Then I pulled him and the baby in the wagon (provided by Spyglass, they have plenty on site) and we went over and found some more pumpkins.  I say more because we already have 10 from our last trip.  

Then we bought some straw bales and some corn stalks and wished we could afford the ghost pumpkins and the cinderella pumpkins but we couldn't.  So Wendy helped me load up the van and this is what we did when we got home.

****We highly recommend Spyglass Gardens.  They are located on 3445 S. Linder Rd between Victory and Amity.  Their October hours are Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 6:30 pm and Sundays between 12:30 to 5:30 pm.  See their website for more info.


Holly said...

Amanda, I just have to say that I love your site. You've provided an awesome resource. I've been wanting to find an inexpensive pumpkin patch for the boys and I won't ever go back to the Berry Ranch. (We had a very negative experience there with my son's preschool group a couple of years ago.)

The Spyglass site doesn't list hours. I'll probably call them, but what time during the day did you go?

Amanda said...

Holly, I'm glad you like the site. If you have any suggestions on how I could improve the site I'm always looking for ideas.
In October, Spyglass is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6:30 pm and Sundays 12:30 to 5:30. This year we went on a Saturday afternoon around 1:00 and also on a weekday around 2:00. Sorry to hear about your bad experience at the Berry Ranch. I've never been there before because I've been so happy with Spyglass. Hope you have fun!

gina said...

can you tell me how much their straw bales were? thanks, gina

Amanda said...

Yes Gina. The straw bales are 4.75 each.

Heather Carringer Lemon said...

Hey if you ever want to venture out here to Bruneau again a guy in our ward has a maze, pumpkins, hayride, and kids maze/play pit. It is called Quey's Maze. Very small town but a whole lot of fun. Not to mention free for kids 4 and under.

Amanda said...

That's great to know Heather. Does he have a website?