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Welcome to Sycamore Hill Gardens, set just west of the Village of Marcellus in the rolling countryside of Central New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Please use our Events Listing to plan your next visit during one of the scheduled Self-Guided Tour times or our Charity Events throughout the gardening year.

For groups requiring more than six parking spaces, please contact Karen directly at with the subject line GROUP.

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$45 Self-Guided Garden Tour September 24th – Early

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm


Visitor Rules

Please Note: Autumn hours are different from summer hours.

  • Tickets are per parking space. Each ticket is good for one passenger vehicle that holds up to eight people (including the driver). Visit alone, with friends, or with family. Anyone you want to bring in one vehicle, so long as there are not more than eight of you, rain or shine.
  • No pets are allowed. Please note, however, that the property is patrolled by four working terriers.
  • Quiet is not guaranteed as garden work is ongoing. Please be considerate of our one full-time employee who maintains the entire grounds.
  • Parking is behind the barn. The house, a private residence, is not open to the public. The upper part of the barn is open, accessible by the upper driveway.
  • Picnics are encouraged, as is plenty of hydration and sunscreen.
  • No grilling.
  • A portable toilet (porta potty) is on premises near the parking.
  • Please do not throw anything into the ponds other than the provided koi food. Eating bread, crackers, or any other items you carry with you will cause the koi fish to bloat and possibly die, and many of them have been alive for decades. If no koi food is available, that means they have been fed their allotment for the day. Koi food can be found in a white bucket at the pond. Please reseal after use. Please use sparingly as a consideration to other guests who want to see the koi.
  • Please take back out with you anything you bring into the garden.
  • Tickets are rain or shine and are not refundable. We cannot control the weather.
  • No visitors are permitted before sunrise or after sunset.
  • No tree or tower climbing, please!

Please Note: By purchasing tickets, you agree to abide by the above rules. Any violation of the above rules will result in expulsion without a refund and being banned from future visits. 


September 24
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sycamore Hill Gardens
2130 Old Seneca Turnpike
Marcellus, NY 13108 United States
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At our request, all participating nonprofit organizations offer admission pricing that is family-friendly. At all charitable events, picnicking is encouraged, children of all ages are welcome, parking is free, and 100% of your admission goes directly to the group hosting each event. This is our way of giving back to the Central New York community with the kind help of you, your family, your friends, and your participation. We’re sorry, but no pets allowed!

Looking for a map of the garden? Click on the link below to view, save or print a copy of our garden map. Maps are also available at events and throughout the gardens.

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Plan to try our Hedge Maze? Download a map! You don’t have to use it, but you might want to have it with you, just in case. Click on one of the options below.

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