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Saturday June 21, 11am To 4pm

Sycamore Hill Gardens, Marcellus  

Central New York Land Trust's annual solstice garden tour and plant sale returns to the extraordinarily beautiful Sycamore Hill Gardens located at 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike in Marcellus. These gardens will be open (rain or shine) for self-guided tours on the Summer Solstice weekend (Saturday, June 21) from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Sycamore Hill Gardens consist of more than 25 acres of landscaped gardens, ponds, paths, and outdoor statuary from artists all over the world. Established, expanded and maintained through a labor of love by owners George and Karen Hanford, these private gardens are not usually accessible to the public. However, a few times a year the Hanfords share the incredible beauty that surrounds them with the public. The Summer Solstice Garden Tour is one of those rare opportunities not to be missed by anyone who gardens or who enjoys the work of those who do, or anyone who simply appreciates the beauty of nature.

Some of the particularly distinctive features of Sycamore Hill Gardens include an exotic bell garden, several large ponds with fountains and colorful koi (large Japanese goldfish which the children can feed), a large collection of international outdoor statuary, and an evergreen maze. A network of footpaths and trails links the various gardens and ponds and offers visitors the opportunity to explore this whimsical oasis at their own pace as they discover and savor the thousands of perennials and the hundreds of flowering trees and shrubs.

Not only will the public have an opportunity to view these extensive private gardens on June 21, but doing so will help Central New York Land Trust further its mission to protect important natural areas in Central New York. Proceeds from the tour will benefit Central New York Land Trust in its work to extend protection to important habitat and natural areas in Central New York and to provide proper stewardship for the 2,811 acres that it now owns.

In conjunction with the garden tour, Central New York Land Trust will also hold a plant sale The plant and tree sale will be held across the street from the garden tour and there is no admission fee for the plant sale.

In addition to the tour and plant sale there will be live music performed on site.  There will also be food for sale or visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.

So if you have not already finalized your schedule for the Summer Solstice weekend, please plan to celebrate the start of summer in one of the most beautiful gardens in Central New York. Even if you do have other plans, the day is long enough to take in a tour of these spectacular gardens.

Map and Directions to Sycamore Hill Gardens

$5.00 in Advance
$10.00 at the Gate
Children 12 and under Free
Free admission to the plant sale.

Buy tickets on line (tickets will be held at the gate)

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Want ten or more tickets? Contact us for group rates:
Call (315) 575-8839 or email Info@cnylandtrust.org


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