Helen Dillon: 70 Years of Gardening (with an Informal Tea and Book Signing)
Revered worldwide as one of the most skilled and perceptive gardeners of our time, Helen Dillon is a gardener, garden writer, and world traveler based in Dublin, Ireland. Helen has led or taken part in extensive plant expeditions to such places as Nepal, Patagonia, New Zealand, South Africa, and China. In 1999 she was awarded the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in England. Click here to learn more about Helen Dillon.
Much sought after as an author, broadcaster, and garden consultant, Helen is making a special one-stop trip from Ireland to Blithewold. Do not miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the gardening greats! Tea and refreshments will be served, and signed copies of Helen’s books will be available for purchase.
Monday, September 19 : : 10:30 am – 1 pm
Location: Mansion Living Room and Dining Room
Fee: $30, Members $20
(Advance registration is required.)
Wednesday, May 15
- Wednesday, June 19
Introduction to Watercolor
Thursday, May 23
Tree Mob at the Arnold Arboretum
Saturday, May 25
Behind the Scenes Tour
Marjorie’s dove tree turns 40
(May 16, '13)
It’s a lucky visitor whose gaze turns east along the path between the mansion and the Enclosed Garden, instead of west across the blooming North Garden and Great Lawn to Narragansett Bay. The western view is a compelling one to be sure and even I am caught up short by it every time I walk ...
The Costume Collection
(Jan 07, '13)
Many of you already know about the fabulous collection of gowns and accessories belonging to Bessie Van Wickle McKee that came home to Blithewold last year. Forty-one dresses with accessories, coats, and hats, had been given to the Colonial Dames … Continue reading