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.
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
The Filios Garden features stone walls, a pergola covered walkway, figgeries and chicken coop.
This 20-year-old, two-acre garden overlooking Cayuga Lake has a dense border of conifers, ornamental trees and flowering shrubs, a thyme garden and cottage gardens.
Nestled in a hillside next to a creek and a ravine, this garden features a stone waterfall and numerous perennials, including over 25 varieties of daylilies.
Last updated May 21, 2020