Tompkins County, NY Open Day

Tompkins County, NY Open Day

Sat, Aug 7, 2021

As the pandemic continues to evolve, please observe these new procedures and help us ensure a safe, contactless, and seamless garden experience for all visitors as well as our generous garden hosts:

  • Pre-registration is REQUIRED for each garden. Pre-register for each on this website, except where specifically indicated otherwise. Children under 12 are free and do not need to be pre-registered if accompanied by pre-registered adult.
  • Capacity is limited. Sorry, no walk-ins allowed; no paper tickets or cash payments will be accepted on-site.
  • Masks are required, at the discretion of the garden owners, and social distancing is encouraged at all in-person events.

For more details about these changes for this season, see the 2021 Open Days Q&A.


To register, please click on the garden name or photo below for each garden you would like to visit.

  • Lotus Garden
    Lotus Garden

    Wander down the mulch pathway to the highlight of this garden: a large pond filled with hundreds of lotus plants standing erect above the pond’s surface.

  • Van Sickle Garden
    Van Sickle Garden

    A 20-year-old garden sloping toward and overlooking Cayuga Lake. The two-acre property is sheltered by a dense border of conifers, ornamental...

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At the discretion of the garden owners