Daffodil Days 2016 - Opens April 1st

Each April Blithewold opens its gates to welcome visitors as springtime begins. The season unfurls with our well-known daffodil display, covering this 33-acre seaside estate with over fifty thousand daffodils that delight visitors for nearly a month.

But, daffodils are just the beginning of the springtime parade of ephemeral blooms, bulbs and blossoms. Watch our social media for “don’t miss moments”; photos of the gardens and grounds showing you what Mother Nature is featuring on any given day.

Springtime treats include:
April - Dozens of Varieties of Daffodils
Early May - Star Magnolia, Quince, Spirea, Flowering Cherry, Primroses, Corylopsis, Hyacinth, Balkan Anemone, Enkianthus, Honeysuckle, Sweet Shrub, Weigela,
and Viburnum
Mid-May - Tulips, Magnolia, Crabapple,
Cherries, Primrose, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Trillium, Mayapple, Dove Tree, Witch Alder, Woodland Phlox, Sweet Woodruff, Spanish Bluebells, and Euphorbia
Late May - Jack in the Pulpit, Ornamental Onions, Columbines, Ferns, Lupines, Japanese Snowbell, Campanula, Nepeta, Forget-Me-Nots, Violas, Summer Snowflake, Sicilian Honey Garlic, and Deutzia

Join us for:
Afternoon Tea April 5th – May 13th
Tuesday – Friday, 1 & 3 pm

Daffodils at Dusk
Jazz, Cocktails and Gardens After Hours
Fridays 6 pm – 8 pm April 15th - May 6th

Gateway to Spring
A Botanical Exhibition, April 23rd – 29th


Click through to our Daffodil Pin Board on Pinterest to see lots and lots of daffodils from years past!

    From Our Blog

  • A Boy’s Trip to Europe, 1869 (Apr 27, '16)
    In 1869, 16-year-old Israel Pardee left his home in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, for a one-year educational journey through Europe, accompanied by his younger sister Anne. Israel (known in the family as Izzie) was Bessie McKee’s older brother and became Marjorie Van Wickle’s favorite Uncle. Izzie and Anne had joined the family of their father’s friend, Dr. […]
  • Daffodil Bliss (Apr 22, '16)
    Daffodil Days here at Blithewold are in full swing.  The soft, sweet fragrance of the flowers wafts toward me whenever I walk near the Bosquet.  It’s positively enticing!  I could wax poetic about each daffodil variety we have here, but I thought it would be better to let them speak for themselves.  So, in lieu […]
  • Delightful Daffodils (Apr 15, '16)
    This post is written by Gail Read, the Gardens Manager here at Blithewold.  She has been here at Blithewold for over 25 years and is a fountain of knowledge about the plants and the property.   Daffodils lift our spirits when they bloom each year.  They signal the end of our weary winter and the […]
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