Fountain at Sycamore Hill Gardens.

Mother’s Day Garden Tour
at Sycamore Hill Gardens
Sunday, May 12, 2024

Pre-sale tickets are no longer available.

Event day ticket sales will be available, but may be limited based on parking capacity.
Individual day-of tickets will be $20 each or $55 for a Family Ticket Pack.

Stroll the gardens with family and friends!

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!

Local food trucks, Blueberries and LaceLimp Lizard, Skippy’s Ice Cream, Bob Barkers Famous Hot Dogs and Coneys and The Local Crust will be on site all day to add some flavor to your garden experience. Guests can browse a selection of plants available for purchase in the greenhouse and check out raffle items in the barn! 

Sycamore Hill Gardens logo

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

Advance Ticket Pricing

From April 16 through May 11 at 4pm:
Individual tickets: $15 (ages 9 and up)
Children 8 and under are admitted free.

Day of Tickets

Individual tickets: $20 (ages 9 and up)
Family Ticket Pack: $55
Children 8 and under are admitted free.

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations until 4pm on Saturday, May 11: 

Bailiwick Market and Cafe ~ Elbridge
Ballantyne Gardens ~ Liverpool
Cafe 108/ Auburn Public Theater ~ Auburn
Chocolate Pizza Company ~ Marcellus
Metro Home Style ~ Franklin Square, Syracuse
Rolands  ~ Skaneateles
Baltimore Woods Nature Center ~ Marcellus

Thank you to our community partners for their ongoing support!

Event day ticketing is available, but cannot be guaranteed. This event takes place rain or shine. No pets please.

Garden Tour Sponsors!

Join our mission of connecting people to nature by becoming a Garden Tour sponsor! This beloved annual event attracts over 3, 500 people and hundreds of families. Contact Whitney Lash-Marshall, Executive Director, Baltimore Woods Nature Center at (315) 673-1350.

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!

Here’s a sneak peek of some of this year’s raffle prizes!
Thanks to the wonderful donors who made this year’s raffle possible:

Artwork by Vacant • Balsam Rose Soap Company • Baltimore Woods Plant Sale Committee • Beak & Skiff/1911 Established • Betsy Sio/East Street Tins • Chocolate Pizza Company • Christy Lemp • Cozy Knit Mits • Deb Putnam • Diana Whiting • Elaine DuBois • Farm Girl Greens • Good Karma Garlic • Harvey’s Garden • I Knead a Baker • Ice Cream Sandwich • Karen Jean Smith • KeyBank • King & King Architects • Kristina Henson • Lisa Rossi Photography • Mandala Moon/Pete’s Barber Shop • Marcellus Nursery • Marie Halko • Milkhouse Roastery • Nightingale Mills Ace Hardware • Onondaga County Parks • Patisserie • Plantpipe Dreams • Sharon Bottle Souva • Sherwood Inn • Skaneateles Brewery • Sweet on Chocolate • Syracuse Mets • Tall Man Cocktail Club • Tap Root Farms • The Hops Spot • The Landmark Theatre • The Milkhouse • The Skaneateles Festival • Tom Dwyer • Village Tavern • Whitney Lash-Marshall • Baltimore Woods Nature Center A-team Volunteers • Baltimore Woods Nature Center Board of Directors

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 and find the dragon

  • Cross the red bridge and watch the fish

  • Purchase plants featured in Sycamore Hill Gardens

  • Marvel at the soaring fountain

  • Tour the sunken garden

  • Search for scavenger hunt clues

  • Pack a picnic or buy food from local food trucks!

  • 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