Members experience more of what makes Lyndhurst so exceptional. There is something new to discover every season and as a Member, you can visit the property anytime you want as our guest. When you join, you receive membership discounts-plus exclusive Member benefits. Your membership also supports Lyndhurst’s special exhibitions, landscape programs, and restorations. As a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, you also receive special benefits and discounts at other National Trust sites and special rates with Historic Hotels of America.
Help us continue to care for our 15 buildings and 67-acre National Historic Landmark site, offer tours, concerts, exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages, and conduct the restoration of our buildings and landscape.
There are many ways you can support Lyndhurst—from making an online donation, becoming a Member, or making a gift in honor of a loved one. We invite you to explore the links below for more information or to donate today.
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.
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 Krystyn Silver at 914-631-4481 or via email at email@example.com
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.
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 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.
The Rose Garden, planted in the early 1900’s, was one of Helen Gould’s most memorable contributions to Lyndhurst. In the 1970’s, 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Mickel at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can get involved!