The 2018 season at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown officially kicks off with “Spring Blossoms, a flower show that opens with an April 6 benefit preview party and continues April 7 and 8.
The Garden Club of Irvington will host the preview party, which benefits the restoration of the historic fountains and perennials in the Lyndhurst Rose Garden. During the show days, visitors can then walk through the main house at their own pace to see the elaborate floral arrangements. Florists and Lyndhurst supporters Ned Kelly of Ned Kelly & Co. and Gerald Palumbo and Miko Akasaka of Seasons on the Hudson are credited with the creation of the show, which will again feature a selection of area florists showcasing their work in the spirit of the opulence of the Gilded Age.
This year, Antiques on the Hudson at Lyndhurst from Barn Star Productions will debut. The April 7 and 8 boutique-style show will feature an array of garden antiques, period furnishings, fine art, estate jewelry and vintage and mid-century design within the Welcome Center. Among the show highlights will be a complimentary walking tour of the event led by antiques expert, author, auctioneer and appraiser Leigh Keno of “Antiques Roadshow” fame, set for noon April 7.
Another new element of the weekend will be a High Tea hosted by Saint George Bistro and Seasons On The Hudson in the Guest Cottage, during select times on both April 7 and 8.
In addition to Keno’s appearance, lectures, workshops and demonstrations throughout the weekend include appearances by Untermyer Gardens horticulturist Timothy Tilghman; New York Botanical Garden educator Nick Storrs; and Katherine Van Dell, Director of Jewelry at Rago Art & Auction speaking on floral jewelry designs and offering complimentary jewelry appraisals by appointment with Rago colleague – and WAG “What’s Collectible?” columnist – Jennifer Pitman.
Lyndhurst is at 635 S. Broadway. Details on each specific aspect of the weekend, including hours, admissions and reservations policies and more, can be found online.
– Mary Shustack