About

Sycamore Hill Gardens is home to George and Karen Hanford. Originally a fully functioning dairy farm with over 200 head of cattle, the Hanfords have worked diligently for twenty years to transform pastures and cornfields into a magnificent showcase for nature’s beauty. Sycamore Hill Gardens nearly 40 acres includes diverse statuary, koi ponds, stonework, a formal garden, a hedge maze and more. Most recently, the Hanfords have planted over 10,000 trees and shrubs, turning the land surrounding the garden into one of New York State’s largest privately held bird sanctuaries.

The Hanfords have always planted and maintained the gardens themselves, with the occasional assistance of family and friends. Currently, they also have one full time and one part time employee. Therefore, the garden is not open to the public on a daily basis, nor is it opened for profit. However, Sycamore Hill Gardens does open several times a year, for the benefit of local nonprofit organizations.

The Hanfords would like to mention several key contributors to the garden’s success, featured below:

Marcellus Nursery

Marcellus Nursery

Sycamore Hill Gardens uses Marcellus Nursery for all our local tree and shrub needs. Visit the nursery at 5062 Onondaga Rd. Syracuse, NY 13215, follow them on Facebook, or give them a call: (315) 488-2632

Silver Spring Farm Market

Silver Spring Farm Market

We use Silver Spring Farm Market for all of our annual, perennials and container needs. Please visit Silver Spring Farm Market at 4461 West Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, NY or give them a call: (315) 469-0166

Rawlings Hosta

Rawling's Nursery
Rawling’s Nursery

Sycamore Hill Garden uses Rawlings Nursery for our specialty hosta selections. Please visit Rawlings Nursery, by appointment only, at 12061 Monitor Mill Road, Ellisburg, NY 13636, give them a call at (315) 638-1415 in Baldwinsville or (315) 846-5265 in Ellisburg, or visit them at:

 www.rawlingsnursery.com.

Pond View Koi

Pond View Koi
Pond View Koi

Our beautiful koi are from all over the world, but they come to us through our good friends over at Pond View Koi. Visit Pond View Koi at 1958 Vandervort Hill Rd.  Unadilla, NY 13849. Please call for an appointment,  (607) 369-4060, or visit their website: www.pondviewkoi.com.