Sycamore Hill Gardens is privately owned by the Hanford family. Originally a fully functioning dairy farm with over 300 head of registered Jersey cattle, the Hanfords have worked diligently for twenty years to transform pastures and cornfields into a magnificent 40 acre showcase of nature’s beauty. Most recently, the Hanfords have planted over 10,000 native trees, 10,000 native shrubs, and planted 180 acres of ground nesting bird meadow mix as part of the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to restore farmlands, reduce erosion and runoff, and promote the habitat of indigenous wildlife. Additionally, these practices have prompted local Marcellus beekeepers to set up their hives within the CRP land and work toward keeping healthier, happier, honey bees and supplying an abundant source of pure local honey. For more information, contact the Hanfords at [email protected].