Cindy Lion's garden, a site on the 2018 Open Days Garden tours
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Terraced perennial beds in front of the Lion residence

Cindy Lion's garden
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Three connected ponds are planted with water-loving perennials.

Cindy Lion's garden
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Shady woodland gardens

Cindy Lion's garden
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Front entrance plantings and sculpture

Lion Garden

Borders of shade-loving perennials, groundcovers, and shrubs surround a gazebo.

Lion Garden

Large beds around the house are filled with perennials.

Lion Garden

Lansing, NY

Flowers welcome you from the moment you arrive. Entrance plantings embrace the street and line the brick driveway filled with hundreds of blooming perennials. The sound of flowing water emanates from three connected ponds containing lotus, water lilies, frogs and koi. Large beds around the house are filled with perennials, and dozens of planted pots grace the deck on the shady hillside. The gardens continue down a steep, wooded hill, where borders of shade-loving perennials, groundcovers, and shrubs surround a gazebo and folly. Woodland trails lead to a small ravine below the garden. A wooden boardwalk meanders across the ravine and then a trail loops to a deep gorge.

Last updated February 25, 2020