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.
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.
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.
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’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.
Saturday, April 7th at 12:00 PM
Antique Show Walking Tour with Leigh Keno
Leigh Keno, Author, Founder of Keno Auctions, Head of Keno Art Advisory
Enjoy a guest appearance and walking tour presented by the “Antiques Roadshow” star and highly accomplished appraiser and auctioneer of decorative and fine arts, Leigh Keno. Growing up in a family passionate about antiques, Leigh’s intuition, knowledge and love of history will bring insightful commentary to his complimentary walking tour of the antique show. Join Leigh as he shares highlights and key points of select treasures found throughout the show while inviting exhibitors to add commentary along the way.
Lectures, workshops, and demonstrations
All lectures are free and included with admission to the flower show. Spots are drop in, first-come, first-served basis. 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
Create a Living Picture with Spring Flowers
Diana Gould, Expert in Floral Decor and Event Design, Diana Gould Ltd.
Learn about the gorgeous variety of spring flowers and branches and the excitement of arranging them as naturally as possible, mirroring how they would grow naturally in your garden. See how the beauty of one kind of flower and color grouped together creates a living picture.
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.
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
Glorimundi Flowers & Event Design, New York, 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, NY