Lyndhurst is updating its membership platform and will not be able to process new members or renewals until further notice.  We are excited about this new platform as it will issue permanent membership cards with numbers at the time of purchase and automate the renewal process. Our members are a vital part of Lyndhurst’s community, and we thank you for your understanding and look forward to reaching out to everyone after this process is completed.
If you have questions about a current membership, please email us at

Become a Member

Members experience more of what makes Lyndhurst so exceptional. There is something new to discover every season and as a Member. When you join, you receive membership discounts plus exclusive Member benefits. Your membership also supports Lyndhurst’s special exhibitions, landscape programs, and restorations.

Core Membership Benefits

  • Free grounds admission during regular business hours, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm with Membership ID (excludes special events and partner events).
  • Tickets to members-only mansion holiday parties.
  • Free passes to the Lyndhurst Craft Shows.
  • 50% discount off Lyndhurst Classic Tours (April-September) and discounts at other National Trust sites for two adults and all children under 18.
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop.
  • Discounts at over 500 Historic Places worldwide, and 10% off the best available rates at Historic Hotels of America.

Choose your membership level to receive additional privileges:


Membership Levels

  • Core benefits plus tickets to two members-only mansion holiday parties
  • Two free passes to annual Craft Shows
  • Core benefits plus all of the above
  • Invitations to exhibition previews
  • Two tickets to Flower Show Preview Party
  • Core benefits plus all of the above
  • Annual Gala Committee invite to pre-gala private experience
  • Core benefits plus all of the above
  • Tickets to annual landscape reception
  • Core benefits plus all of the above
  • Invitations to exclusive trips and behind the scenes experiences
  • Core benefits plus all of the above
  • Landscape privileges and recognition

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No matter what your interests, skills, or schedule, you can help Lyndhurst in its valuable work. Most volunteer programs at Lyndhurst are in the landscape and are a great way to expand your knowledge of design and gardens, give back to your community, meet new people, and share your love of horticulture. Select restoration programs can also be created to suit the interests of your group or organization.

Group Volunteer Projects

Lyndhurst hosts group volunteer days perfect for university alumni groups, scouting organizations, and corporations. These programs can be tailored to your specific needs and interests depending on the size and scope of the activity, we may require organizations to provide supervision or make a donation in advance of the program.

For more information about alumni or student volunteering contact Associate Director Krystyn Hastings-Silver at 914-303-6835 or via email at

Student Volunteer Projects

Lyndhurst works with individual students needing to fulfill school volunteer requirements.  Programs can vary and will be tailored to the interests and time requirements of each student.

For more information about student volunteering contact Associate Director Krystyn Hastings-Silver at 914-303-6835 or via email at

Volunteer with Lyndhurst Garden Clubs

Lyndhurst’s specialty gardens are supported by dedicated garden societies including the Garden Club of Irvington/Garden Club of America, the Fern Garden Society, and the Hudson Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society.  Each of these societies seeks volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens on the Lyndhurst property.

Rose Garden

The Rose Garden, planted in the early 1900s, was one of Helen Gould’s most memorable contributions to Lyndhurst. In the 1970s, the garden was restored by the Garden Club of Irvington who continue to maintain the garden today. The Garden Club also hosts plant sales and an annual Rose Day celebration in the Lyndhurst Rose Garden.

For more information, click here.



The Fern Garden

Fern Garden

The Fern Garden was established by Lyndhurst master gardener, Ferdinand Mangold for George Merritt in the 1860s.  You can still see it shaded by birch trees and Norway Spruce along the entry drive. The Fern Garden is actively maintained by the Friends of Lyndhurst Fern Garden.

The Friends of Lyndhurst Fern Garden welcomes volunteers and can be reached by contacting Gray Williams, Friends of Lyndhurst Fern Garden President, at or Carol Mickel at


Rock Gardens

The Rock Garden was first established in 2001 and was constructed and is maintained by the Hudson Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. This year, Rock Garden Society volunteers are working to replace the naturalistic garden elements in the “rockery” section of the Lyndhurst property which has recently been restored to its 1868 appearance.

Volunteers are encouraged to participate.  Please reach out to for more information on how you can get involved!


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