Mother’s Day Garden Tour
at Sycamore Hill Gardens
Sunday, May 9, 10am-4pm

Presale ticketing closed Friday, May 7th.
There will be a limited number of event day tickets for sale online only starting Sunday, May 9th at 6:30am. 

Experience the splendor of spring
with your family/household

through this outdoor self-guided
garden experience! 

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature!

Bring the family to Sycamore Hill Gardens in Marcellus for an outdoor, self-guided 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 and members of your household will stroll the lawns and paths through 30+ acres of these vibrant gardens. 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 to connect people to nature through environmental education, recreation, play, and research, both at the Baltimore Woods nature preserve and across Central New York.

Presale ticket sales closed Friday, May 7.
There will be a limited number of event day tickets available for sale online only starting at 6:30am on Sunday, May 9th.  

Individual Tickets (ages 9 and up): $15 
Free entry for children 8 and under
New this year! Family Four-Pack
(4 tickets for ages 9 and up): $40

To help speed up the check-in process,
you’ll be asked to select your preferred entry time:
10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, or 2pm-4pm.

The gardens will be open until 4pm for you to explore. 

All tickets to the event will be sold online only.
No cash sales.

Pre-sale capacity is limited!
Event day online ticket availability
not guaranteed due to capacity restrictions.

See the FAQ section for more details
on the safety protocols and modifications for
the garden tour this year. 

Sycamore Hill Gardens is located
at 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus.
Parking is free. No pets please!

Purchase Garden Tour Tickets!

Note: This event has been planned in compliance with New York State and CDC Guidelines for outdoor events during the COVID-19 pandemic. All guests will be required to adhere to current COVID-19 safety guidelines. Masks will be required at the event entrance and exit and at all times when physical distancing from other households cannot be maintained. We encourage people to register with their immediate households. All guests will be asked to acknowledge these rules prior to purchasing tickets and complete a self-screening before entering the gardens. Guests will receive an email with an access link to the online health screening form the morning of the event. The garden tour is a fundraiser for Baltimore Woods Nature Center. In the event of a cancellation due to local or state guidelines changing regarding hosting events, no refunds will be issued.

For questions, contact or call Baltimore Woods Nature Center at (315) 673-1350.

Check out the raffle items at this year’s garden 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

  • Search for scavenger hunt clues

  • Pack a picnic lunch

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