Season-opening splendor at Lyndhurst

Mark those calendars – details about the Lyndhurst Flower Show’s 2020 edition have been released – and it promises to feature quite the lineup.

If details recently released are any indication, Lyndhurst in Tarrytown will open its 2020 season in grand style.

An expanded edition of the Lyndhurst Flower Show, an annual (pun intended) WAG favorite, will serve as the season-opening event, scheduled for April 4 and 5 with a benefit preview party April 3.

The show will once again fill the mansion anchoring the National Trust Historic Site with creative floral displays and art, the focal point to be surrounded by related events that will again include an antiques show and high tea.

Among this year’s highlights include featured artists Kiki Smith, the West German-born (and Hudson Valley-based) artist tapped as one of Time Magazine’s “Time 100: The People Who Shape Our World” in 2006; and Valerie Hammond, a California-born, New York-based artist noted for her organic approach whose mixed-media work is found in public and private collections ranging from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles to the New York Public Library’s print and drawing collection, from The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to The Library of Congress.

Their work will be exhibited throughout the mansion, as will the creations of more than a dozen floral designers both returning and new, a talk and trunk show by lifestyle maven Carolyne Roehm and the return of Antiques on the Hudson, with a “Made in the Hudson Valley” walk through the show led by antiques dealer, author and expert Sanford Levy. In addition, there will be expanded food offerings including the participation of Jen Cook’s Foodie Bus to complement the return of the popular “High Tea in the Guest Cottage” by Saint George Bistro. There will also be a new outdoor walking tour and an auction preview and complimentary appraisals by Rago Arts and Auction, a garden shop and family workshops.

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– Mary Shustack

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