Lyndhurst Spring Blossoms Flower Show

Lyndhurst Spring Blossoms Flower Show Apr 7, 2018, 10:00 AM to Apr 8, 2018, 5:00 PM Location: 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591

The Spring Blossoms flower show is a rare opportunity for visitors to experience Lyndhurst filled with sumptuous flower arrangements and to walk through the house at their own pace without a guided tour. The Flower Show has quickly become a spring tradition at Lyndhurst because it recreates the opulent days of the Gilded Age, when the mansion was decorated with flowers from the estate gardens and greenhouse. To assemble this wonderland of color and fragrance, each floral designer handcrafts a display to highlight and harmonize with the sumptuous interiors of the historic mansion. PREVIEW PARTY APRIL 6, 6:30 PM The show kicks off with a special Preview Party on Friday evening, April 6th, hosted by the Garden Club of Irvington-on-Hudson. Enjoy drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, and entertainment while you get the first look at the wonderland of flowers throughout the mansion. Talk with the floral designers about their signature styles, inspiration, and techniques. Proceeds from the Preview Party will benefit the restoration of historic fountains and perennials in the Rose Garden. FLOWER SHOW APRIL 7-8, 10 AM TO 5 PM A rare chance to walk through the mansion at your own pace and enter a wonderland of fragrance and color handcrafted by premiere area florists. The Spring Blossoms Flower Show will be held April 7th and 8th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors can stroll through the mansion’s opulent rooms at their own pace and see the floral displays in full bloom without a guided tour of the mansion. General admission tickets to the show are $18 per person. No guided tours. HIGH TEA IN THE COTTAGE APRIL 7-8, TIMED SEATINGS Join us for tea in the Guest Cottage, a charming, intimate space adjacent to the mansion. The room will be decorated with flowers, fine china, and silver teapots from Seasons on the Hudson. You will be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine, generously donated by My Sherry &more. The menu will include tea sandwiches, canapés, dessert and Teagevity tea, courtesy of Saint George Bistro. Guests will take home a lovely individual arrangement by Seasons. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Lyndhurst Rose Garden. ANTIQUES ON THE HUDSON APRIL 7-8, 10 AM TO 5 PM Antiques on the Hudson’s boutique-style show presents enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to shop an array of garden antiques, period furnishings, fine art, estate jewelry, vintage and mid-century design. The show will be located in the Lyndhurst Carriage House complex in a climate-controlled tent just steps from the mansion. Admission $10 per person, good all weekend. 1/2 off for AARP members paying on-site. Admission is separate from Flower Show entry. Presented by Barn Star Antiques. LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS New this year, experts in horticulture and antiques will offer a variety of lectures, workshops, and presentations throughout the weekend. Saturday, April 7th 10:00 AM Lecture Untermeyer Gardens: Past, Present, and Potential Timothy Tilghman, Horticulturist Untermeyer Gardens, and Conservatory 2:00 PM Workshop Heirloom Cut Flowers from Garden to the Home Nick Storrs, Instructor New York Botanical Garden; Owner, Homegrown Nurseries Learn how to bring your garden inside by looking at some classic cut flowers from historical Victorian gardens that still make an elegant impact today! We will explore some of the historical varieties from around the turn of the century that were popular in home cutting gardens. These fantastical flowers and varieties have stood the test of time. Included will be a discussion on incorporating a cutting bed into your home garden. What are some of the things we would take into consideration when first installing it, some easy cut flowers to start with and how to make sure that it performs for us all season long! 3:30 PM Workshop Diana Gould To Be Announced Sunday, April 8th 12 PM Lecture Jewels in Bloom Katherine Van Dell, Director of Jewelry, Rago Art & Auction Flowers have long served as inspiration for jewelry designers. Join Katherine Van Dell, Rago Art & Auction’s Director of Jewelry, as she explores the hidden meaning in Victorian floral jewelry and the botanically-inspired masterpieces of Rene Lalique, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jean Schlumberger, and the contemporary works of Joel Arthur Rosenthal (JAR). 1 PM to 4 PM: Complimentary Jewelry Evaluation Afterward, Katherine and Jennifer Pitman, Rago’s Senior Account Manager for Westchester and Connecticut, will offer complimentary jewelry appraisals. To schedule an appointment for a jewelry evaluation: contact Robin Harris at 609-397-9374 or Jenny Pitman 917-745-2730. PARTICIPATING FLORISTS Arcadia Floral, Mamaroneck, NY and Oradell NJ Au Ciel, Irvington, NY Diana Gould Ltd., Elmsford, NY Diane James Home, Norwalk, CT Forever in Bloom, Mount Kisco, NY Gracefully Done, Chappaqua, NY House of Flowers, Mamaroneck, NY Joseph Richard Florals, LLC, Armonk, NY Ned Kelly & Company, Piermont, NY Seasons On The Hudson, Irvington and New York City, NY Participating Organizations: Garden Club of Irvington-on-Hudson New York Fern Society Nick Storrs, Homegrown Nurseries Rago Art and Auctions Rock Garden Society