Blithewold is not to be missed at this time of year. In the gardens butterflies fill the air, flowers rejoice in the cool days giving us one final flourish of color just as autumn begins to paint the trees with it's own rich palette.
Enjoy afternoon tea served on Blithewold's elegant stone terrace and in the enclosed breakfast porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Tea will be served Wednesdays through Fridays at 1:30 and 3 p.m. seatings. The cost is $10 per person.
Children's Story Time will be held on Fridays at 11 a.m. -- this event is free and included in your admission fee.
The mansion will be open for Autumn Splendor Wednesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the grounds will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, February 16
- Friday, February 20
February Vacation Camp Sequoia
Monday, April 20
- Friday, April 24
April Vacation Camp
Friday, May 08
Dahlia Days with Rick Peckham's Greenhouse, Little Compton, RI
After the blizzard
(Jan 30, '15)
As storms go, this one (we’re calling it Juno?) was pretty great — at least for those of us without travel plans or emergencies. For me, it struck just the right balance between excitement from the big buildup in the media and bluster-full winds, and a kind of compulsory coziness. There was nothing to do for a whole night and […]
February at Blithewold “I Remember”
(Jan 29, '15)
The Christmas decorations are put away for another year, and Blithewold enters a hibernation of sorts — taking a well-earned rest before the activity and commotion of preparing for another season. An icy wind is howling around the Mansion, rattling the windows on the third floor. My mind turns to springtime and my favorite time […]
Learn something new — on fertilization
(Jan 23, '15)
When we get busy I’m apt to forget my quest to learn something new every day. But during the winter we have the time and plenty of opportunities in the way of classes, lectures, symposiums, trade and garden shows to make a habit of it again. And it’s a treat whether I’m learning something totally […]