Van Sickle Garden.
Image by Fred Van Sickle

The Asian garden at the Van Sickle Garden in Lansing.

Waterfall at Lyman Hillside Garden.
Image by Martha Gioumousis

The hillside cascading waterfall at the Lyman Garden.

Cindy Lion's garden, a site on the 2018 Open Days Garden tours
Image by Chrys Gardener

Lily ponds, sculpture and bountiful blooms at Cindy Lion's garden

Open Days Garden Tours

The Tompkins County Community Beautification Program coordinates local participation every other year in The Open Days Garden Tours, a national event sponsored by The Garden Conservancy.  Admission is $10/person per garden with proceeds split between the two coordinating groups.

In 2021 we will introduce a digital ticketing system opening on June 1st and ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED VIA THE DIGITAL TICKETING SYSTEM. THERE WILL BE NO SALES AT THE DOOR. Please go to the Garden Conservancy's Open Days website to purchase tickets:

After registration, you will be sent a confirmation with the address and parking instructions.

Featured Gardens

Our 2021 Open Days Tour Garden selections are listed below. Different gardens will be open on two Saturdays, July 10 and August 7, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Each of these six private gardens will be open for one day only. The tours are self-guided and will take place rain or shine.

Saturday, July 10, 10:00am-4:00pm

Saturday, August 7, 10:00am-4:00pm


Mila Fournier
Horticulture Program Leader
(607) 272-2292 ext. 194

Last updated June 30, 2021