10. Five phases of renovation will renew Lyndhurst Mansion from 2017-2027

Exterior of Lyndhurst Mansion.

One of the surviving Hudson River Valley mansions, Lyndhurst is a site for sore eyes. However, Executive Director Howard Za aims to bring the mansion past the peak of its glory. During five stages of restoration, Za hopes to “recreate the historic rockeries, estate kitchen garden, and fruit orchard; rebuild the massive treehouse; create allees shaded by flowering trees; and provide a guided, ADA-accessible path from Lyndhurst to the Hudson River.”

His 5 phases of restoration ensure this progress. Currently in phase one, lower landscape restoration, the restoration team repaired paths and built benches, among other tasks. In the next four steps, the team will focus on the mansion landscape and rose garden, Carriage Drive replanting, restoration of the aqueduct and the swim tank landscape, and campaigning to restore greenhouse. These restorations will just add to the omnipresent beauty of Lyndhurst Mansion.

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