Lyndhurst’s 2023 Season Opens with an Expanded and Refreshed Flower Show

Including 17 floral installations on three floors of the mansion, 13 vendors in the carriage house market, and contemporary artists, landscape tours, and family-oriented workshops, the Lyndhurst Flower Show is a surprisingly modern twist on a traditional format.

The property’s 2023 season, entitled Unlocking Lyndhurst, is a season of fresh perspectives and increased access for all. Keeping with that theme, the Lyndhurst Flower Show transforms a traditional format to appeal to contemporary audiences of all generations and backgrounds.

The show is centered around large, experiential installations in the many rooms of Lyndhurst mansion created by floral designers from Westchester County, New York City, and the Hudson Valley. Many of the installations combine old and new, including elaborate floral crowns designed by artist Joshua Werber placed on mannequins wearing 1920s flapper dresses belonging to Lyndhurst’s last owner, Anna Gould, Duchess of Talleyrand and recently acquired from a Paris auction. Contemporary artist becca van k will exhibit 1950s folding lawn chairs reworked with macramé and faux fur placed side-by-side with Lyndhurst’s own 19th century cast iron garden furniture. Those attending the member’s preview party will have the opportunity to win one of two floral basketballs designed by President Obama’s portraitist Kehinde Wiley, which can be viewed in Lyndhurst’s grand picture gallery, along with the mansion’s collection of fine 19th century paintings.

“The Lyndhurst Flower Show lets visitors explore the mansion at their own pace, making it great for families with young children or adults who prefer to visit without a guided tour. With a full weekend of programming, this visitor favorite, now turned beloved annual tradition, is an all-encompassing experience with something for everyone,” noted Howard Zar, Executive Director, Lyndhurst.

About the Flower Show
Opening the Lyndhurst 2023 season on Saturday, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th, the Flower Show features 17 floral designers and contemporary artists working in flowers, botanicals, brass, folded paper, and other materials, to create an immersive floral experience in one of the most iconic historic mansions.

Visit the botanical market featuring a curated collection of floral and garden offerings by local artisans, florists, and boutiques. Free activities will be available throughout the property including special walk and talk landscape tours and floral-themed workshops for the whole family. A pop-up cafe will be in the welcome center for visitors to enjoy a bite to eat.

Lyndhurst is transformed with luscious botanical displays that highlight and harmonize with the opulent interiors of the historic mansion. Au Ciel returns to the Flower Show to create unique floral-based tablescape in the parlor and Sourabh Gupta Designs’ hyper realistic paper flowers will grace the dining room. New this year, the kitchens have been added to our display and the Grand Picture Gallery will feature special installations from contemporary Hudson Valley artists Susan Wides, Jim Holl, and Kehinde Wiley who work with or are inspired by florals. And, because a room without flowers is like the human form without jewelry, a gemstone and jewelry preview will also be held in the Grand Picture Gallery by Bonhams Skinner auction house. As part of our ongoing sustainability efforts, Lyndhurst is partnering with Garbage Goddess, an eco-cleanup service to compost all organic matter, reuse and recycle all relevant materials, and return supplies to partnered vendors.

The Flower Show will open on Friday, April 14th with a member’s only preview party, sponsored by Sunnyside Federal Savings & Loan, from 6-8 PM. Join or renew your membership now to ensure your spot on the guest list!

The Flower Show is on view from Saturday, April 15th to Sunday, April 16th from 10 AM – 4 PM. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Lyndhurst’s Season Presented by Montefiore Einstein

Lyndhurst’s Flower Show Presented by Sunnyside Federal

“Sunnyside is a proud sponsor of the Lyndhurst Flower Show as both organizations continue their commitment to building strong communities with programming, education, and service through history and art.”  – Frederick Schulman Chairman and CEO of Sunnyside Federal of Irvington.

Participating Florists
Alison Layton Studio (Brooklyn, NY)
*Amanda Finnegan (Brooklyn, NY)
+Au Ciel (Irvington, NY)
Cape Lily Designs (Tarrytown, NY)
Colonial Village Flowers (Scarsdale, NY)
Haston Floral and Event Design (New York, NY)
*Hops Petunia Floral (Kingston, NY)
*Hortulano (New York, NY)
Joshua Werber (Brooklyn, NY)
*Kinga Mjosa (Brooklyn, NY)
Lemon Terrace Florals (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY)
Maple Field Floral (Peekskill, NY)
Michelle Edgemont Design (Tarrytown, NY)
Mossy Fern (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY)
Ned Kelly & Company (Piermont, NY)
Penny Karvounis Flowers (Mount Kisco, NY)
Sourabh Gupta Designs (Harlem, NY)
*New this year
+Returning florist

Weekend Details
Spring Flower Show
Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2023 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Tickets and Admission
Adult: $30
Senior, AAA, Military, Student: $28
Youth (Ages 6-16): $18
Children (Ages 5 and younger): Free

Opening Night Reception
Friday, April 14, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Lyndhurst is thrilled for the return of member events in the 2023 season. Be among the first to see this spectacular show as you mingle with the floral artists and enter for a chance to win a basketball by renowned artist Kehinde Wiley. Refreshments will be served. Active membership required.

Related Programs
Botanical Market
Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Visitors can peruse our Botanical Market for everything from fresh cut flowers and various plant types to terrariums and ceramic vessels from local shops and florists.

Vendors include:
Atlock Farm: Ken Selody
Au Ciel: Lifestyle
Chūko News
Haston Floral
Homegrown Kitchen Garden Nurseries
The Flowerhouse 10547
Furbelow & Bibelot
Lisa Maxwell Botanic Art
Longmore Native Plants
Mossy Fern
Ned Kelly and Company Orchids
Orangerie: Garden + Home
Rock Garden Society: Hudson Valley Chapter

Bonhams Skinner Fine Jewelry Preview
Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 10 AM – 4 PM
Bonhams Skinner, the renowned New England auction house, will be showing a selection of exquisite jewels and treasures featured in their upcoming spring auctions. John Colassaco, Jewelry expert and Deputy Director of Fine Jewels, will be in the Mansion’s Grand Picture Gallery to talk with visitors about market trends and the fine art of jewelry collecting.

Workshops and Lectures
Sponsored by Renewal by Andersen.
Free with admission

Dried Flower Play
Saturday, April 15, 1 PM
Join exhibitor Lemon Terrace Florals as you creatively place dried flowers, petals, moss, and other botanical objects onto a slice of tree trunk to create interesting and artful textures and patterns. All ages; Children under 7 will need adult supervision.

Mini Terrariums
Saturday, April 15, 3 PM
Create a small botanical world with rocks, moss, live plants, dried flowers, and interesting objects. Facilitated by Lemon Terrace Florals. All ages; Children under 7 will need adult supervision.

Carnivorous Plant Mini Garden
Sunday, April 16, 1 PM
Ages 10 and up, children younger will need adult supervision and help.

Japanese Moss Balls (Kokedama)
Sunday, April 16, 3 PM
Ages 10 and up, children younger will need adult supervision and help.

Walk + Tour with the Rock Garden Society
Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 11:30 AM
Take a stroll with the Rock Garden Society as they discuss the two extensive planting areas on the Lyndhurst grounds.

Walk + Tour with NYS Arborist Justin Rawson
Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2 PM
Justin Rawson speaks on Lyndhurst’s historic specimen trees and what makes them special.

Press Contact
Amanda Sheff, Coordinator of Development, Marketing and Communications

Photos Available

Main image by Liflander Photography
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Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, NY, Lyndhurst has the special distinction of being a National Historic Landmark deeming it meaningful to the history of the entire nation. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, Lyndhurst is considered the most significant American home of the Victorian era. Lyndhurst marks the architectural transition in the US from classical to romantic architecture and the first full introduction of historic revival styles that predominated in the 19th century. The mansion is complemented by its 10,000-piece collection of original decorative arts, its iconic greenhouse and 13 additional historic buildings, and its 67-acre park-like landscape. Lyndhurst can be experienced through multiple guided tour options or visitors may choose to stroll through the beautiful grounds on their own.

Lyndhurst adds to the unique charm of the Hudson River Valley. Lyndhurst is currently a film location for HBO’s new series The Gilded Age and hosted the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2021 & 2022.  Lyndhurst has also been featured in the PBS series, 10 Homes That Changed America.

Lyndhurst is where the Hudson Valley begins. Visit for more information.

About Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst is America’s greatest example of Nineteenth century Gothic Revival architecture. Designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, arguably the foremost architect of his day, Lyndhurst was home in succession to a two-time mayor of New York City, a successful merchant, and the infamous robber baron Jay Gould, whose fascinating daughters remained in the house through the mid-Twentieth century. Now a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Lyndhurst is set along the Hudson River on beautifully landscaped grounds. It is worth a lingering visit. Grounds are open daily dawn to dusk Mansion is open for tours Fridays through Sundays beginning May 4. See website for tour schedules.