Baltimore Woods Mother’s Day Garden Tour, 2018

Spring is here and at Sycamore Hill Gardens we’re already beginning preparations for Baltimore Woods Nature Center’s Mother’s Day Garden Tour, Sunday, May 13 from 11-4. Please click this link to their website for information on tickets, and much, much more!

Annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour

Happy Spring!

Your Sycamore Hill Gardens Hosts, Karen & George Hanford

CNY Land Trust Summer Solstice Garden Tour & Plant Sale 2018

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

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

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11am – 4pm

Ticket Price: $6 in advance until June 15th, $12 after and at the entrance gate, children 12 and under free.

Purchase tickets ONLINE or at these local businesses/organizations:

Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus

Fleet Feet Sports, 5800 Bridge Street, East Syracuse

Silver Spring Farm Market, 4461 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

Dental Arts Group, 1638 West Genesee Street, Syracuse

Maldonado Gardens, 115 W. Main Street, Elbridge

Central New York Land Trust’s Summer Solstice Garden Tour & Craft Sale takes place on Sycamore Hill Garden’s stunning private grounds, not regularly open to the public. Self-guided garden tours, nature-inspired crafts for sale, children’s activities with Creatures in the Wild, scavenger hunts, facepainting and live music promise a fun day for the whole family. Bring your own or purchase food from Chicken Bandit Food Truck & Eatery to enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens, but please note, no pets. Event is rain or shine. Plenty of free parking. Crafts, music, food, beautiful gardens – all we need is you! Thank you for your support of Central New York Land Trust’s annual fundraiser!

Purchase your tickets online today, by following this link:

Be sure to visit Central New York Land Trust’s Facebook page for the latest news on the Garden Tour:

Interested in selling your crafts at Central New York Land Trust’s fundraiser? Please contact please contact the Land Trust at

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.

Dates are:

Thursday, June 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 21 from 4:30 p.m. to dusk

Tuesday, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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:      315-673-9203