Mother’s Day Garden Tour at Sycamore Hill Gardens
Rescheduled to September 26

Can’t wait to visit Sycamore Hill? Win a chance to visit the gardens privately!

Each week from May 4-August 31, one lucky household will win a private self-guided visit to Sycamore Hill Gardens. Each week, purchase a raffle ticket for $6 and you’ll be entered into that week’s drawing to bring your household to the gardens. If you don’t win, don’t worry! Each ticket will double as one pre-sale entry ticket to a fall garden tour on September 26th.

Raffle Tickets:
$6 from May 4 – August 31

Weekly drawing every Monday
from the prior week’s ticket pool

Raffle ticket doubles as entry ticket
for Sept. 26 Fall Garden Tour

Garden Tour Tickets:
$12 after August 31 and at the gate

September garden tour is free for children 8 and under

Purchase Raffle Tickets!

Details: Weekly raffle winners will be contacted to individually schedule their visits at a time that is convenient for their households, and they will enjoy a self-guided tour of the expansive gardens with immediate members of their households.

All funds raised through this raffle benefit Baltimore Woods Nature Center.

Take Mom on a Virtual Tour

The annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour at Sycamore Hill Gardens has become a tradition for many Central New York families. This year, the Hanford family and Baltimore Woods Nature Center invite you to experience the gardens from a new perspective by joining us for a virtual tour!

Thank you to Photographer Matt Champlin for this awesome aerial tour!

Special Features of the Gardens

  • Explore the life-size arborvitae maze

  • Ring the bells and bang the gongs

  • Skip over the stepping stones

  • Discover hidden statuaries

  • Visit the chickens and watch the fish

  • Find the dragon

  • Marvel at the soaring fountain

  • Tour the sunken garden

  • Interactive games for the kids

  • Search for scavenger hunt clues

  • Pack a picnic lunch

Photos from Garden Tours Past

If your organization would like to support our mission by sponsoring the garden tour in September, contact