Fountain at Sycamore Hill Gardens.

Mother’s Day Garden Tour
at Sycamore Hill Gardens
Sunday, May 14, 2023

Pre-sale tickets are no longer available. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door of the garden tour during the event.

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Sycamore Hill Gardens is located
at 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus.
Grass parking available – no pets please!

Please direct all Mother’s Day Garden Tour questions to Baltimore Woods Nature Center at (315) 673-1350.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature!

Bring the family to Sycamore Hill Gardens in Marcellus for a one-of-a-kind, outdoor garden experience like no other! The Garden Tour is a not-to-be-missed spring event in Central New York. For many it’s a yearly tradition and for newcomers, the gardens are awe-inspiring. At this self-guided event, you can stroll the lawns and paths through 30+ acres of vibrant gardens, with amazing sights and surprises around every turn. Bring a picnic lunch, find a cozy spot, and soak up the afternoon sunshine by the pond at this fun family day full of exploration and wonder around every turn.

All garden tour proceeds benefit Baltimore Woods Nature Center in its mission of connecting communities and nature in wisdom and wonder, both at the Baltimore Woods nature preserve and across Central New York thanks to Sycamore Hill Gardens, our Sponsoring Host. Learn more about our year-round environmental education programs, nature day camps, and outdoor programs for kids today!

Thank You to Our Garden Tour Sponsors!

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Central New York Community Foundation logo of a green tree
KeyBank logo
Haun Welding Logo

Garden Tour Raffle in the Barn

Watch for more details to be listed here about the raffle that will take place in the barn. Visitors to the gardens can stop by to browse and drop raffle tickets in to win something great!

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

  • Search for scavenger hunt clues

  • Pack a picnic or buy food from local food trucks including the Chicken Bandit and Blueberries and Lace!

  • Take in the splendor of spring!

Take a Virtual Tour

Garden tours at Sycamore Hill Gardens have become a tradition for many Central New York families. 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!

Photos from Garden Tours Past

Family members with daffodil at Sycamore Hill Gardens.
Sycamore Hill Gardens in the spring.
Family walking together at Sycamore Hill Gardens in spring
Stork scultpure at Sycamore Hill Gardens