Van Sickle Garden.
Image by Fred Van Sickle

Van Sickle Garden.

Van Sickle Garden.
Image by Fred Van Sickle

Van Sickle Garden.

Van Sickle Garden.
Image by Fred Van Sickle

Van Sickle Garden.

Van SWickle Garden.
Image by Fred Van Sickle

Van Sickle Garden.

Van Sickle Garden

This is a 20-year-old garden sloping toward and overlooking Cayuga Lake. The two-acre property is sheltered by a dense border of conifers, ornamental trees and flowering bushes. Perennial beds, flowering bushes and a thyme garden welcome visitors to the front of the house. The south side features an herb garden that terraces toward a pergola supporting wisteria and then a vegetable garden. The back yard is lined by a mixed border of cottage gardens filled with perennials, annuals and flowering shrubs. A winding path leads toward a secret garden with Asian influences featuring a waterfall, small pond and patio.

Directions to 12 Waterview Circle, Lansing: From Ithaca, go north on Route 13. Take exit for Route 34/East Shore Drive and drive north on Route 34 for 4.4 miles. Turn left onto East Shore Circle, and continue for 0.2 mile, then turn left onto Teeter Road. Waterview Circle is the first right and #12 is the first house on the left. Please park on street.

Last updated January 27, 2020