-Premier Displays At The Patch-
The League of Cucurbit Nations – This display represents just some of the countries around the world that lend to TGPP’s fine cucurbit harvest each year. Our pumpkin, squash and gourd specimens are indigenous to over 30 countries that define the varied types of growing terrain, climate, resources and cultures available. We’ve traveled the globe to consolidate the 400+ varieties grown on our 63 acres of lush, fertile, Central Illinois soil, to place these gems within your arm’s reach. All you need to do is visit our farm . . .no passport necessary!
The Wall O’Squash – We are able to stage about 200 of our 400 varieties on this wall, which showcases the diversity within each of the five main Cucurbitacea species. This display is an awesome and grand structure that stretches high and wide to accommodate such an assortment.
Noah’s Ark – This winsome display captures the two-by-two aspect of the perseverance of a family, an existence, a world . . . with a cucurbi-tiny twist! This is one of many examples of TGPP’s fine craftsmanship, inspiration and playful nature to be enjoyed by fans of all ages.
The Pumpkin Tree – This is truly one of the longest running displays of the entire Patch, and certainly one of absolute recognition that defines The Great Pumpkin Patch. And this display stands very proudly at the center of all the exciting hustle and bustle. Come and be a part of it!
Giant Corn Shock Tower – This display reinforces the importance in society of corn and all its amazing by-products. The mammoth size of this tower represents the enormous role of our corn crop throughout time. And it respectfully pays tribute to the unwavering efforts of the humble farmer.
Rainbow O’Squash – This delightful display illustrates the sequence of nature’s remarkable scope of squash colors . . . red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet. Who says you have to wait for the sun to drive away a rainy day in order to see a rainbow. Here at The Great Pumpkin Patch, every day is topped off with a beautiful rainbow of squash.
The A to Z of Squash – This display gives us the opportunity to salute all the squash names that literally range from A to Z. Within these names lies the expression of diversity, ingenuity, exploration, history, science, art, necessity – all united by the basics of the A-B-C’s.
Mum Quilts – Not to be upstaged by the extensive array of squash colors, the chrysanthemum demonstrates its own outstanding range of vibrant colors. It is a privilege to use a small portion of our stunning collection of 5000 mums to create several mum quilts throughout our grounds. The Great Pumpkin Patch is where you come to pick up innovative décor ideas, as well as the items to easily make these ideas come to life in your very own yard – perhaps smaller versions!