Blithewold

Ranked by Yankee Magazine as one of the five best public gardens in New England, Blithewold, formerly home to the Van Wickle family, is a 45-room English-style manor mansion filled with family heirlooms, framed by a series of lovely gardens and arboretum on Narragansett Bay. 

 

Our Mission: To preserve New England’s finest garden estate through excellence in horticulture and historic preservation, and by our example to teach and inspire others.

Tens of thousands of brilliant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring at Blithewold. The sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget this dreary winter and look forward to summer fun.

Daffodil Days Programs Include:

Afternoon Teas (begin April 14th) Tuesday - Friday 1 & 3 pm.
Bristol Garden Club Standard Placement Flower Show - April 18 & 19
Daffodils at Dusk - a Sunset Garden Party each Friday evening in April
April Vacation Camp
April Vacation Week- House and Grounds open until 7pm
The Fairy Festival, April 26th
Hands-on Workshops

 

 

 

 

View the garden map , read our blogs, check our hours, purchase admission tickets, or click here for driving directions

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    From Our Blog

  • Sight for sore eyes (Mar 27, '15)
    Winter’s mess has me craving tidiness (I understand the whole spring cleaning thing now and have gone a little nuts clearing surfaces at home) and its palette of whites, greys, browns, and bronzy greens has made my eyeballs hungry for super-saturated rainbow colors. You too? I had both wishes fulfilled during one dark, rainy day yesterday. Betsy and I […]
  • The littlest things (Mar 20, '15)
    Pretty soon only the biggest bonanzas of blooms and armfuls of harvests will knock our socks off but right now, on the first official day of spring, it doesn’t take much to get us excited. Any evidence of the growing season, no matter how small, is huge. Especially considering there’s snow in our forecast today (ugh-gain), piles of old stuff jammed in […]
  • Thaw (Mar 11, '15)
    Suddenly it seems like it won’t be too long before we see the ground again… Fingers crossed. Is winter on its way out of your garden too?
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