Van Sickle Garden.
Image by Fred Van Sickle

The Asian garden at the Van Sickle Garden in Lansing.

Hillman Garden.
Image by Beverly Hillman

Statuary fountain in the Hillman Garden greenhouse.

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.

Please note that Open Days Garden Tours sponsored by the Garden Conservancy have been cancelled across the country through June 15.  Check back for updates.

2020 Gardens

Our 2020 Open Days Tour Garden selections are featured below. Different, very special gardens will be open on two Saturdays, July 11 and August 8, from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day.  Each of these seven private gardens will be open for one day only. The tours are self-guided and take place rain or shine.

Sat., July 11, 10am-4pm

Sat., August 8, 10am-4pm

Last updated May 21, 2020