Mother’s Day Garden Tour and Art Show Herald the Arrival of Spring

Mother’s Day Garden Tour and Art Show Herald the Arrival of Spring

On Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13th, 2012 from 11am to 4pm, the private gardens at Sycamore Hill Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus, will again be open to the public. This annual event features over 30 acres of themed gardens with 500,000 flowering bulbs, 700 varieties of trees, thousands of perennials, an evergreen maze, a folly, and ponds filled with colorful Japanese Koi fish waiting to be fed. Sculpture and statuary are strategically placed throughout the gardens, and include a bell garden, where children young and old ring bells and sound gongs. This annual event draws a crowd upwards of 3,000 visitors every year from across the region.

Photography, outdoor painting and drawing are all encouraged. Visitors bring picnics, spread out blankets, and linger all day in this lovely setting. Byrne Dairy generously provides free beverages at the garden tour. Plank Road Magazine is also a sponsor of the event.

The popular Art Exhibit “Art in Bloom” is held in the large greenhouse, and has grown in size every year. In 2012 over 15 area artists are participating, sharing and selling their work in a gallery setting. Works in all media, all sizes and price ranges wait to become special pieces to treasure as well as gifts for summer weddings and other special occasions.
New in 2012 is an advance preview special art reception for Baltimore Woods Nature Center’s ticketed members only. This reception is on Saturday, May 12, 4-6pm. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Refreshments will be provided by Stephen Landon, farm to table chef, Skaneateles, assisted by Patty Weisse, locavore foodie and executive director of Baltimore Woods Nature Center.

Events are held rain or shine. The garden is handicapped accessible. Parking is free.
?All proceeds benefit Baltimore Woods Nature Center.

Ticket Information:
Tickets are $5.50 on-line at or by credit card at (315) 673-1350, and  $5 at area locations through May 4th. On-line ticket sales end May 4th.
After May 4th, tickets are $10 at all sale locations and at the gate. Children under 8 receive free admission.
Byrne Dairy will sponsor the event generously donating free beverages. Plank Road magazine is also a sponsor and will have an information table at the event.

Advance tickets available at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, KeyBank, Marcellus;  Creekside Books and Coffee, Skaneateles;  Chocolate Pizza Company, Marcellus and Manlius;  Silver Spring Farm Market, Onondaga Hill;  and Auburn Public Theater, Auburn.

In Syracuse tickets are available at the Lemon Grass Restaurant in Armory Square and Metro Home Style Gift Shop near the Spaghetti Warehouse.

Contact Baltimore Woods Nature Center at
(315) 673-1350 or at for more information.
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Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108
Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.
The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.

Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun.
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Thea Reidy
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Road, P.O. Box 133
Marcellus, NY 13108
315 673-1350 office; 315 247-7904 cell
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