On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th, 2011 from 11am – 4pm, the private gardens at Sycamore Hill Gardens (2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus) will be open to the public.
The over-30 acres of themed gardens feature 500,000 flowering bulbs, 700 varieties of trees, thousands of perennials, an evergreen maze, a folly, and ponds filled with colorful Japanese Koi fish waiting to be fed. Sculpture and statuary are strategically placed throughout. In the bell gardens, visitors ring bells and sound gongs, layering the gardens with an audible texture.
Encouraged to enjoy the gardens, people bring picnics, spread out blankets, and linger all day. Opportunities for nature photography, outdoor painting and drawing abound. Browse the Art Exhibit and enjoy unique works of art for sale by talented local artists. Find special pieces to treasure, as well as gifts for summer weddings and other occasions.
Events are held rain or shine. The garden is handicapped accessible. Parking is free. All proceeds benefit Baltimore Woods Nature Center.
Tickets are $5.50 online at www.baltimorewoods.org or by credit card at (315) 673-1350, and $5 at area locations through May 1st. On-line ticket sales end May 1st. After May 1st, tickets are $10 at all sale locations and at the gate. Children under 8 get free admission.
Buy tickets in Marcellus at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Key Bank, the Chocolate Pizza Company; in Skaneateles at Creekside Books and Coffee; in Manlius at the Chocolate Pizza Company; in Auburn at the Auburn Public Theater; in Onondaga Hill at Silver Spring Farm Market.
Contact Baltimore Woods Nature Center at (315) 673-1350 or at email@example.com for more information.