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

Since the early days of the Community Beautification Program, we have participated in Open Days Garden Tours, a national event sponsored by The Garden Conservancy. Although we have enjoyed our partnership with the Garden Conservancy over the years, CCE Tompkins has made the decision not to organize Open Days tours going forward. 

Through the efforts of the Garden Conservancy, Open Days tours will still happen in Tompkins County and the surrounding area, organized by Regional Ambassadors of the Garden Conservancy. Please visit the Open Days website for more information about Open Days events in our area and throughout the United States.

The 2023 Schedule of Ithaca Area Open Days can be found here.


Janine Willis
Community Beautification Coordinator
(607) 272-2292

Last updated February 7, 2024