Pre-sale tickets are available online and at ticket selling locations.
Note: Special family four packs will be sold online only through April 15.

Advance Ticket Pricing

From April 1 through April 15:
Special Family Four-Pack  – $30
Individual tickets: $10 (ages 9 and up)
Children 8 and under are admitted free.

From April 16 through May 10:
Individual tickets: $15 (ages 9 and up)
Children 8 and under are admitted free.

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

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

Day-of-event ticket availability is not guaranteed due to capacity limitations.

If you purchased tickets online, the receipt you received via email is your ticket (there are no attachments or QR codes that will arrive to your email). We strongly recommend printing out the receipt and bringing a paper copy with you to expedite check in, but are also setup to check you in in from an electronic device that shows the number of tickets purchased.

In the event that you are the ticket holder for a larger group that will not all arrive at the same time, everyone should give the name of TICKET PURCHASER when they arrive. We will be able to look up the tickets and check everyone in individually or in small groups without a problem!

Please follow the signage at the check in table to either check in with a paper ticket/receipt or an electronic ticket/receipt.

If you purchased paper tickets at Baltimore Woods or an off-site vendor, follow the signs for paper tickets and hand them in!

Parking is free and located in the fields across the street from the garden tour and is all grass parking. We strongly encourage all guests to carpool as much as possible to reduce the number of cars at the event.

Parking is made available at no cost in the field across the street from the garden tour.

Yes! We are glad to partner with local food trucks at this event, including Blueberries and Lace! Watch the website to see which food trucks are added over the coming weeks.

You are most welcome to bring a picnic basket with you! We will also have local food trucks available for your enjoyment.

The gardens are expansive, but stone dust paths provide generally level walking surfaces through portions of the gardens. For guests who cannot walk long distances, there is seating available on the patio and the stone dust pathways are accessible for wheelchairs and electric scooters.

There are some chairs and benches situated throughout the grounds.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blanket for seating or picnicking.

Portajohns (including an accessible portajohn) will be available for guest use. These restroom facilities are not disinfected between each use, but a handwashing station and hand sanitizer will be readily available.

Tickets to the garden tour are nonrefundable as the event is a fundraiser for Baltimore Woods Nature Center. The good news is that the gardens are lovely, even in rainy weather and so the event will take place rain or shine! 

100% of your admission fee goes to support Baltimore Woods Nature Center in its mission to connect communities and nature in wisdom and wonder through year-round environmental education programs for all ages, including nature adventure day camps; stewardship, maintenance, and improvements to over 6 miles of trails and 180-acres of the Baltimore Woods preserve; and on-site environmental research projects and partnerships. Your admission fee helps us to protect a community resource and keep you connected to nature!

Learn more about our year-round environmental education programs and stewardship of the 270 acre Baltimore Woods Preserve in Marcellus at!

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 over 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].

Guests should plan to spend at least 2-2.5 hours in order to see all of the amazing features of this impressive property. No matter what time you arrive, please plan to depart at 4:00pm.

We’re sorry, but we ask that you leave your pets at home. They will not be allowed to enter the gardens.

The owners of the garden are happy to allow guests to pick three flowers from beds (not pots) in the gardens. Please be sure to not pick any flowers on the parking side of the road. Guests are also invited to bring a camera and capture the beauty of spring for all time!

Please visit for more information on upcoming public events at the garden.

Tour these 30+ acres of private, one of a kind gardens and discover something new around every turn! 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 vibrant gardens, with amazing sights and surprises around every
turn. Bring a picnic lunch or stop by a local food truck, and then soak up the afternoon sunshine by the pond at this fun family day full of exploration and wonder around every turn.

In addition to strolling the gardens at your own pace, you can also enjoy a scavenger hunt, feed the koi fish in the pond (weather dependent), purchase plants featured in the gardens, and browse an amazing array of raffle prizes in the raffle barn!