Schedule a 2016 Weekday Garden Ramble for your group of 20-36 guests

Schedule a 2016 Weekday Garden Ramble for your group of 20-36


Last summer we developed a very successful small event format at Sycamore Hill Gardens, our Weekday Garden Rambles. These garden tours receive excellent reviews and and make a nice midmorning to mid afternoon outing. They include a Daniel’s Grill catered box lunch with artisan sandwich, salad, house made chips, cookies, brownies as well and beverages-ice tea, water and lemonade.


During the event we make good use of the garden’s six-passenger golf cart giving tours to anyone who has difficulty walking or just prefers riding to rambling. We make frequent stops to answer your questions as well as those from ramblers we meet along the way. At noon, we meet on the patio for lunch where everyone has time for additional questions during the meal. After lunch we resume the golf cart tours and personal meanderings for an hour or so before the ramble ends. This makes for a nice, low-key day with plenty of personal interaction for you and the people you want to bring together. Perfect for family and friends, clubs, small reunions or meet-up groups.


These events are tailored for 30 to 36 guests with close parking, golf cart pick up as needed, and are held on a rain or shine basis. They offer a great opportunity for a quiet visit to the gardens during the summer months in between our spring and fall large charity fundraisers.


Come see what’s in bloom, enjoy lunch on the patio, and have plenty of time for questions, garden history, plant lore, and anecdotes.

George and His Team, Early 1970s
George and His Team, Early 1970s

For further details, lunch choices, pricing, etc. contact us through this website, or from our Facebook page, and we’ll help you organize your own private Sycamore Hill Gardens Weekday Ramble!

We look forward to hearing from you,

Karen & George Hanford/owners Sycamore Hill Gardens

CNY Reads One Book Garden Ramble

Three Library Rambles will be held this year to benefit the CNY Reads One Book program. The first is on Thursday, June 16 from 9:30 to 2:00; the second is Wednesday, June 22 from 4:30 till Dusk; and the final ramble is Tuesday, June 28 from 9:30 to 2:00. Each includes a catered meal on the patio overlooking the Sycamore Hill Gardens large Koi ponds.

For anyone with difficulty walking, a six passenger golf cart and knowledgeable driver are available to tour the 35 acres of gardens. Also provided: map, restroom, Q&A sessions by garden owner Karen Hanford, and four terrier guides on request.

Enjoy a fun and relaxing time in the gardens, free to ramble or to simply enjoy a good book in a quiet and beautiful venue. Meal choices are available. For further details, please click on the images below.

Terrier Guide
Terrier Guide: No Pets Please

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Summer Solstice Garden Tour And Plant Sale

It is Sycamore Hill Gardens’ honor to host the annual CNY Land Trust Solstice garden event for this fine not for profit and its dedicated volunteers. Join us June 18, 2016 from 11-4 for a family-friendly day with live music provided by Genesee Ted and Willard Pratt, Yoga in the garden, nature oriented crafters, a YA Fantasy book sale & signing, a plant sale, and the fine fare of the Chicken Bandit Food Truck. Please see the poster for further details.

The CNY Land Trust is the wind beneath the wings of higher profile organizations such as Baltimore Woods Nature Center. The Land Trust’s mission centers around acquiring, and then preserving, land in its natural state. Each of these preserves is open to all, free of charge, for hiking, photography, and nature study from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. This preservation mission is an important part of keeping CNY a great place to live and raise a family. When you support the Land Trust, you support our entire community.

Looking forward to another great turnout and a fun day at Sycamore Hill Gardens. See you Saturday, June 18th!Garden-Tour-Landscape-Poster-2016_Thumbnail