Greet the bounty of spring with a burst of color and fascinating history during a floral takeover of the historic Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown.
The already dramatic interiors of the Gothic Revival mansion will gain an extra layer of richness during the Lyndhurst Flower & Antiques Show in April. The Alexander Jackson Davis-designed 1838 mansion will be filled with the work of designers using natural materials to highlight the grandeur of the historic house. Visitors will be able to walk through on self-guided tours to take in the floral fantasy and special installations by artists Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond.
Elsewhere on the grounds, visitors can get in a bit of shopping at the antique show and enjoy tours, talks and workshops. Special events over the weekend include a talk, book signing and jewelry trunk show with Carolyne Roehm, tips from a veteran antique and art dealer and a family-friendly floral workshop.
If you fancy a civilized break from the abundance, you can make reservations for high tea in the guest cottage on the mansion’s grounds. There’s also an opportunity to stretch your legs with the launch of a new walking tour along the restored paths below the mansion.
The event takes place Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 at Lyndhurst at 635 South Broadway in Tarrytown, N.Y. The flower show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the antiques show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are varying hours for the special events. General admission to the flower show is $25 with $20 admission for seniors and $15 for children age five to 16. Admission to the antiques show is a separate $10 ticket, but you can also purchase a combined ticket for entrance to both shows. Be aware that tickets to the flower show are for timed entry into the historic mansion.
For more information on all the details of the weekend and to purchase tickets visit the event page online.
[Photos via Lyndhurst]
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