(Tarrytown, NY – December 19, 2019) – This spring the annual Lyndhurst Flower and Antique Show provides an experience for everyone with new events, floral designs, and tours April 4-5, 2020 from 10 AM to 5 PM. This year’s installations deftly weave brilliant traditional floral designs with contemporary flair through mixed media and farm-to-flower pieces. 19 artists are tasked to assemble a wonderland of color and fragrance to highlight and harmonize with the interiors of the mansion. Complimenting the festivities inside the mansion are a new family food experience in the mansion’s kitchens by Jen Cook, art exhibitions by Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond, talk and trunk show by Carolyne Roehm, debuting lower landscape walking tours, classic High Tea by Saint George Bistro, and a full antique show and presentation hosted by Red Barn Antiques.
Reflecting on the Flower Show, Executive Director Howard Zar notes, “This year we wanted to make sure that there was something for everybody. From the traditional to the contemporary, there will be installations that appeal to all types of art enthusiasts. The show has grown to a place where it can also reflect on Lyndhurst’s unique identity as a place where its art and architecture was once considered new and contemporary. With the addition of new food experiences, landscape tours, and sustainable-focused artists, there is a full weekend of activities dedicated to the celebration of spring.”
The Flower and Antiques Show will run from April 4-5, 2020. Tickets will be available for purchase online at Lyndhurst.org.
Meet the Florists!
Filled with sustainable flower arrangements and full-room installations, this weekend offers an experience unique among flower shows for visitors to explore creations from 19 different florists. Returning for our 2020 show is Joshua Werber, Brooklyn-based floral crown creator. Joining him this year are young florists employing locally-sourced and mixed-media floral design like Stone Barns’ Shannon Algiere and Cape Lily Floral Design, Sylvia Lukach of Irvington; and fellow Brooklyn-based floral weaver, Whitney Crutchfield.
New Artist Exhibitions!
We are very lucky to have artists Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond feature their work throughout the mansion. Internationally recognized Kiki Smith describes herself as “a thing-maker.” She uses a broad variety of materials to continuously expand and evolve a body of work that includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, and textiles. Smith has been recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the “TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World’’.
Valerie Hammond maintains a fluid artistic practice, distinguished for her organic approach and deft interaction with different mediums. Her work is included in public and private collections such as The Fine Arts Museum Houston, The Library of Congress, the New York Public Library’s Print and Drawing Collection, and the Getty Museum.
New Speaker Carolyne Roehm!
This year we are pleased to announce that Carolyne Roehm will offer a talk and a trunk show, exhibiting her original floral prints in the mansion. A former President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the author of twelve books, Roehm’s mission is to teach others how to capture and create beauty in their lives, in both the everyday and out of the ordinary.
New Food from The Foodie Bus!
We welcome Jen Cook’s Foodie Bus to the Flower Show this year, who will be serving family-friendly fare from Lyndhurst’s historic Downton Abbey-esque kitchen rooms. Her farm-to-table meals are perfect for those looking to take advantage of the Lyndhurst landscape and have an impromptu picnic.
New Outdoor Walking Tour!
Debuting this spring is Lyndhurst’s lower landscape tours. Walk through the historic and restored paths below the mansion and explore the new forest walking paths, connecting the Westchester County River Walk with the Old Croton Aqueduct.
Antique Show: New Presenter!
Antiques on the Hudson returns this year with a boutique-style show presented by the producers of the Greenwich Winter Antique Show. The Antiques show presents enthusiasts and collectors with the opportunity to shop an array of garden antiques, period furnishings, fine art, estate jewelry, vintage and mid-century design. Their special event: “Made in the Hudson Valley”, a talk by author and dealer, Sanford Levy, will be held on Saturday, April 4th at 1pm.
Returning this year is the elegant High Tea in the Guest Cottage hosted by Saint George Bistro and Seasons On The Hudson in Lyndhurst’s unique and charming estate cottage. $150 includes food, a glass of sparkling wine, tea, and gratuity, as well as entry to the Flower Show and Antiques Show.
Find all your gardening needs and inspirations at the outdoor Garden Shop! Shoppers will enjoy an expanded garden shop curated by Ned Kelly and Seasons on Hudson.
Perfect for people of all ages, there will be several floral-themed workshops throughout the weekend. Grab a friend and learn how to make a bouquet, decipher the language of flowers, and more!
Arcadia Floral (Mamaroneck, NY)
Au Ciel Floral Design Studio (Irvington, NY)
Cape Lily Floral Designs (Irvington, NY)
Colonial Village Flowers (Scarsdale, NY)
Corrine Bryson, Flora Good Times (Beacon, NY)
Damselflydesigns (White Plains, NY)
Joshua Werber (Brooklyn, NY)
Lou Zapata (Irvington, NY)
Maple Field Floral (Cortland Manor, NY)
Ned Kelly & Company (Piermont, NY)
Seasons on the Hudson Irvington and New York City (Irvington, NY)
Shannon Algiere, Potter and Prune (Pocantico, NY)
Sourabh Gupta Designs (Harlem, NY)
Whitney Crutchfield (Brooklyn, NY)
Your Wildflower (Hudson, NY)
New York Fern Society
Rago Arts and Auction
Rock Garden Society
April 4-5, 2020 from 10 AM to 5 PM
General admission tickets are $20 per person, or purchase combo Flower & Antiques Show ticket for $30.
Antiques on the Hudson
April 4-5, 10 AM to 5 PM
General admission tickets are $10 per person, or purchase combo Flower & Antiques Show ticket for $30. Tickets to the Antiques Show are valid all weekend.
Tickets at Lyndhurst.org/flowershow
Info at www.barnstar.com
April 3, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tickets can be purchased at donation levels of $25, $50, and $100
High Tea in the Guest Cottage
April 4-5, Timed Seating
$150; High Tea tickets also include admission to the Flower Show, Antiques Show,
and a $100 donation to Lyndhurst
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
About Lyndhurst. Originally built in 1838, Lyndhurst is considered by many to be the most important American home of the 19th century. Designed by A.J. Davis, the Frank Lloyd Wright of the 19th century in Gothic Revival style, Lyndhurst was one of the first homes to be built in the Hudson Valley as a romantic retreat. Lyndhurst is situated on 67 magnificently landscaped acres on the widest part of the lower Hudson River. Lyndhurst is where the Hudson Valley begins. Visit www.lyndhurst.org for more information.