The 28th Southern Cayuga Garden Tour, “Tour des Fleurs”, was held on Sunday, June 19, 2016 in the

village of Aurora. Six delightful gardens were featured on this year’s tour.

The Garden of Marie and John Dentes


This lakefront property is a ten year work in progress. A soft scape of flowerbeds naturally defines the boundaries.  An unimpeded majestic lake view welcomes all who visit or stroll by. Marie is responsible for the garden design, while John is in charge of all the hardscape.

The Garden of Louise and Ed Rossman 


This property is defined by winding grass paths among the flowerbeds, many with established perennials.  Peonies, heliotrope and lemon  lilies once grown in Louise’s mother’s garden have found their way here.

 The Garden of Kathy Mawicke


Kathy’s property was purchased in the mid 1980’s and the first 10 years were spent establishing lawn and planting ornamental trees and shrubs.  A foundation garden, window boxes and annuals provide splashes of color throughout.

The Grebe Garden of John and Jeff


A garden that has evolved over the past five years: a garden which at one time did not exist. Today the garden features an array of sedums, woodland plants and herbs. Witch hazel, viburnum and Harry Lauder’s walking stick shrubs can also be found.

 The Garden of Lili MacCormack


As you enter through the trellis arch, a welcoming sound of  bubbling water invites you into the garden.  A boxwood labyrinth invites you to take a meditative walk to its center.  The parterre garden features flowering trees, peonies, roses and herbs.

The Garden of Rich and Mary Ann Littlejohn


The Littlejohn’s gardens have been evolving since 1990. From one small flowerbed along the garage, several gardens now surround the house.  The challenge of having something in bloom throughout the seasons has been achieved with the plantings of bulbs, perennials, grasses and shrubs.