Autumn is the only season where pumpkins are judged by their personality as well as their performance in the swimsuit competition. Get to know fall's finest with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a family fall day for two at Woodside Nursery and Garden Center in Patchogue, valid daily through October 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (a $25 value). The day includes the following:
- Two sugar pumpkins (a $6 value)
- Two admissions to gold mining (a $7 value)
- Two admissions to the balloon bounce (a $4 value)
- Unlimited admission to the Haunted Tunnel and the Octobercation exhibit (a $4+ value)
Between September 24 and Halloween, fall festivities sprout up to captivate imaginations at Woodside Nursery and Garden Center. As leaves drift by on a crisp breeze, kids younger than 15 can generate aerial amusement on the balloon bounce, and the 20-station gold-panning attraction recalls the innocent bliss in every grizzled prospector's eyes. Visitors can cultivate a crop of goose bumps in the spooky Haunted Tunnel, replete with moving props and eerie lighting, or step in groups onto a giant scale and learn how scarecrows are made at the Octobercation outdoor exhibit. Bulbous sugar pumpkins, an aromatic souvenir of the grin-packed day, roll off of the vine and leap onto doorsteps, into pies, or into metaphors for life. Weekend visitors to the autumnal nursery can bite into piping-hot roasted corn ($2), or coat offspring's faces in leafy camouflage with kids' face painting ($2–$6).
Woodside Nursery Inc.
On Woodside Nursery Inc.'s 5-acre grounds, a sprawling greenhouse hosts seasonal, Long Island–grown florae. The nursery staff cultivates its own flowers, vegetable plants, and herbs onsite to oversee every facet of growth and read each plant its preferred bedtime story at night. With photos and measurements for reference, these green-thumbed experts will also help customers design lush landscapes free of charge. Woodside's stock changes with the necessities of the seasons, with sundry flowers in the springtime, pond fish in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and Christmas trees, wreaths, roping, and an all new Santa's House in the winter.
134 E Woodside Ave.
Patchogue, New York 11772Get Directions