“One of the Ten Gardens Not to Be Missed this Summer”

“And now at last we have a chance to catch our breath, and really stop and smell the roses at the annual Rose Day at Lyndhurst, home to one of our very favorite rose gardens in the whole Hudson Valley,” wrote Bill Cary in an article in The Journal News last Friday, in which he named the Rose Garden at Lyndhurst “one of the ten gardens not to be missed this summer.”

Sunday was an almost-perfect early summer day, and a record crowd of hundreds of people enjoyed an afternoon of observing, learning about, and photographing roses while they listened to live chamber and choral music, sipped punch, munched on cookies, and just relaxed. Rose experts from the Garden Club explained the finer points of planting, caring for and pruning many varieties of roses.

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The Rose Garden, tended by members of the Garden Club, is on the grounds of Lyndhurst, a 67-acre National Trust for Historic Preservation property  on the Hudson River. It is open to the public, free of charge, daily from dawn to dusk. Rose Day is an annual event, the first Sunday in June.


Filed under Horticulture, Irvington Garden Club Events, Tarrytown NY

2 responses to ““One of the Ten Gardens Not to Be Missed this Summer”

  1. Donna D.

    Rose Day was amazing! My husband has been on a very difficult jury duty assignment. I knew that it was important to find a relaxing and uplifting weekend antecdote. Well, Rose Day was it! We felt the tensions of our days melting away. The music and refreshments created a perfect setting for the elegant display of roses. Thanks to all for your hard work and kindness. Lyndhurst and rose day are one of the reasons that I feel blessed to live in Westchester.

  2. GCIrvington.org

    Dear Donna D.,
    Thank you so much for your comment. It means a lot to everyone in the Garden Club at Lyndhurst.

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