Women Transcending Boundaries Garden Tour 2018

May 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm – Open to the Public –

Sycamore Hill Gardens Tour Sunday, May 20 from 1-5 pm for Women Transcending Boundaries

This is a public-welcome fundraising event-pack a picnic, bring a blanket or enjoy seating on the patio or throughout the grounds. Rain is scheduled to end well before this event begins at 1 pm!!! And the high is a very comfortable 65 degrees, perfect for touring the 35 acres of gardens. Free Parking. No Pets, No Smoking, Please!

Once again, Sycamore Hill Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus, NY   13108, is opening its grounds for Women Transcending Boudaries’ annual fundraiser  from 12 until 5 the afternoon of May 20, the Sunday after Mother’s Day. The nearly 40 acres of privately-owned land west of Marcellus include diverse statuary, koi ponds, stonework, a formal garden, a hedge maze and more. Recent plantings of 10,000 trees and shrubs have turned the land surrounding the garden into one of New York State’s largest privately held bird sanctuaries. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $6.00; the price at the event will be $12.00. For more information and tickets, contact Sue Savion suesavion6@gmail.com (315-446-6939).




CNY Land Trust Summer Solstice Garden Tour & Plant Sale 6/23, 11-4, 2018 TICKETING LINK AVAILABLE BELOW

Ticket sales benefit CNY Land Trust in its work to protect local natural areas. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS FOR  the 2018 Solstice Garden Tour & Plant Sale


Enjoy a picnic, feed the Koi at Sycamore Hill Gardens from 11-4 on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Where: Sycamore Hill Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus (link to map)

Celebrate the Summer Solstice in one of Central New York’s Most Spectacular Gardens!

Ticket sales benefit CNY Land Trust in its work to protect local natural areas.

Where: Sycamore Hill Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus

When:  Saturday, June 23, 2018   11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:  $6.00 in advance through June 14

                             $10.00 after June 14 and at the gate

                             Children 12 years of age and under are free!

Extra Info:        golf carts available

                             onsite restrooms

                             please, no dogs

Advance sale tickets are on sale NOW!  Purchase online with credit card via PayPal or in person with cash or check at the following locations:

Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus

Silver Spring Farm Market, 4461 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

Dental Arts Group, 1638 West Genesee Street, Syracuse

June blooms at Sycamore Hill Gardens!

Baltimore Woods Mother’s Day Garden Tour, 2018

Great weather forecast for the Baltimore Woods Nature Center Mother’s Day Garden Tour this Sunday, May 13 from 11-4. Please click this link to their website for information on tickets, and much, much more! This event is family-friendly. Children 8 and under are admitted free of charge and 100% of the price of Adult tickets goes directly to Baltimore Woods. It’s our way of giving back to the CNY community and we appreciate your support. Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours!

Annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour

See you Sunday!

Your Sycamore Hill Gardens Hosts, Karen & George Hanford

Sycamore Hill Garden Ramble 2017 DISCONTINUED

CENTRAL NEW YORK READS ONE BOOK invites you to be transformed by the magic of Sycamore Hill, a private garden just on the outskirts of Marcellus. Ramble at your leisure across almost 40 acres of a botanical wonderland that one has to see to believe. In this grand, yet informal setting, corridors of grass beckon your through a series of unique garden spaces. One secret garden follows another!

You will find it hard to imagine that a little over twenty years ago Sycamore Hill was a dairy farm. Still in flux, the garden remains in harmony with the natural world. It is a bird sanctuary and a wildlife refuge.

The Garden Ramble is a fundraiser for CNY Reads, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through reading. Your $37 donation will benefit the CNY Reads mission and includes a picnic meal prepared by Daniel’s Grill in Marcellus.

The owners of Sycamore Hill will be on hand to share their history in creating the garden and to answer your questions. As a special bonus, one or two cast members from the Rehouse Arts Center will engage you with a short performance from The Secret Garden, their June stage production.


Sycamore Hill is open to the public only a few days each year. Participation in each Garden Ramble will be limited to 35 people. Viewing the gardens in small groups lends an intimacy to your visit that makes it all the more special. The garden is not difficult to walk through, but participants must be able to go up and down two or three steps.

To receive either a digital or paper registration form, contact Alan NaPier (see below) by email or telephone. Print, complete, and mail the form with your payment to the designated address on the form. Registration forms must be received no later than two days before the Garden Ramble you wish to attend.

Questions? Contact Alan:      cnyreadsbooks@gmail.com      315-673-9203

Winter Gardening

In the dead of winter, when snow blankets the ground . . . and then more snow blankets that snow, because this is Upstate New York . . . even the mysterious Head Gardener can only garden for a few hours a day.

Yes, eventually, even he is driven to seek shelter from the elements. When this happens, you may wonder, what does the Head Gardener turn to? Why, smithing, of course.

During the winter months, the Head Gardener smiths. Generally, he makes between five and ten of each of his creations before moving on to a new masterpiece. Over the upcoming weeks, we’ll be displaying some of his work here.

Daffodils on  Sycamore Branch