After a long closure, Lyndhurst is preparing to gradually reopen for public visitation. Many of the programs you know and love will return this season, mounted in ways that are safe for our members and friends. Outdoor activities such as the spring Craft Show, Mother’s Day Plant Sale, Rose Day and Sunset Jazz are all slated to return, reconfigured for safe participation. Indoor activities such as mansion tours and exhibitions in the swimming pool building and exhibition gallery are also slated to return as soon as State guidelines allow. As always, our grounds are open and can be enjoyed with a day pass or through special landscape tours highlighting our many recent restorations.
If you’d rather enjoy Lyndhurst from the comfort of your own home, we’re introducing two virtual programs, including an online spring Flower Show and a lecture by noted lifestyle expert Christopher Spitzmiller.
Read below for more information about what to expect this spring!
Virtual Flower Show Debuts
The Lyndhurst season traditionally begins with the annual flower show featuring lavish floral displays in the mansion, an antiques show in the carriage house, and a high tea in the laundry building. While current restrictions make it impossible to mount this live event, we’re hosting a virtual retrospective of past flower shows on our website. Revisit all the incredible work done by area florists to enliven the mansion and look for a return of the in-person flower show in the 2022 season.
Christopher Spitzmiller Presents
Noted artist, gardener and designer Christopher Spitzmiller will speak about his new book, A Year at Clove Brook Farm, on April 14th at 6pm in a free virtual webinar.
From tips on garden-planning, creating seasonal flower arrangements, and living with animals, A Year at Clove Brook Farm is a timely book as we are all focused on making the most of our own homes and gardens— even if that’s only a row of herbs in a sunny urban window— and it is the perfect inspiration for anyone enthralled by the fantasy of full-on farmstead living.
This virtual webinar is free to the public but requires advanced registration. Please visit the event page for free registration information or to purchase an autographed copy of his new book.
Spring Craft Show Returns
The Spring Craft Show returns from April 30th through May 2nd with150 vendors in a modified socially-distanced layout. Under current state guidelines, admissions will be significantly limited and all tickets will need to be purchased online, in advance. No on-site ticket sales will be offered.
A link to purchase advance tickets and a full list of vendors will be available on our website in April.
Women’s History: Honoring Our Leading Ladies
March is Women’s History Month, and Lyndhurst would not be what it is today without our leading ladies, Helen Gould and Anna Gould, Duchess of Talleyrand. Both women utilized, memorialized, and preserved Lyndhurst during their lifetimes so that others could enjoy it in the future.
Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook feeds for some glimpses into our all-important women’s history here at Lyndhurst!
Lyndhurst Landscape Tours Begin
Lyndhurst begins its official season on May 7th, offering tours of the landscape and daily grounds passes to the public. Tours of the mansion will start later in the season as State regulations allow. In preparation for our opening, the Lyndhurst grounds will be closed to both pedestrians and vehicular traffic through April 21st. On select days, those who normally walk the Old Croton Aqueduct State Park Trail through Lyndhurst will be detoured to South Broadway. Please follow staff instructions and signage for an alternate walking route.
To purchase a landscape tour ticket, please click on the link below.