Sunday, February 28, 2010

Virtual Tour: Hudson Vally Gardens - Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst, a grand historic Gothic Revival estate, and an outstanding example of 19th-century landscape design. The Rose Garden includes 100 varieties of roses designed in a circular pattern, while the Fern Garden is bordered by a rock garden. An 1870 conservatory greenhouse remains on site with outdoor plants, one of the largest private greenhouses in the world at the time.

(This virtual tour will definitely be revisited in the summer months after a real visit because there were not enough photographs of the grounds available - 67 acres and I'm afraid these were the only pictures I could find:)

Lyndhurst is located on Route 9 in the village of Tarrytown with spectacular Hudson River views. It is a historic site of the National Trust and is one of the great domestic landmarks of America. A visit to the house and its 67-acre park is a must for all who are interested in 19th-century architecture, decorative arts, and landscape design.

Lyndhurst is Open
Mid-April to October

Daily (Closed Mondays, except holidays)
10am - 5pm; last admission at 4:15pm
November to Mid-April

Weekends only: 10am - 4pm
Last Tour at 3:30pm

I was a little disappointed with the photos available on the Lyndhurst website - don't they know a picture's worth a thousand words? I did find some visitor photos and there a re certainly plenty of "weddings at Lydhurst" photos.

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