April Vacation Camp
Making plans for the upcoming April school vacation week? Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is offering a fun-filled week of camp during April Vacation. Enroll your child for the full week, one day, or even a few half days! No child will want to miss an opportunity to play with friends and explore Blithewold’s daffodil wonderland. Camp staff will encourage children to get involved in active outdoor spring play such as nature hikes, trips to the gardens and frog pond, as well indoor activities such as exploring the Mansion, putting on plays, and taking part in games and spring arts and crafts. Each day has a new theme that will combine indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) activities.
Magical Mystical Monday – April 15
Campers will be encouraged to bring a wild imagination to camp today, as it will be filled with forts and fairies, wizards and science experiments, magic and surprises! Campers will get to create their very own herbal potions, write their own fairy tales and even get to create fairy or gnome houses in the gardens.
History Detectives Tuesday – April 16
During this fun and educational day, campers will have the opportunity to explore Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum from top to bottom! We will become history detectives, investigating the past and uncovering the facts. Through fun activities
and hands-on projects, students will learn what life was like 100 years ago.
Green Thumbs Wednesday – April 17
Today we will celebrate the spring garden, get dirty and have fun! Young green thumbs will be introduced to the art and science of horticulture through nature craft projects, working with plants, and a visit to the greenhouse.
Theatrical Thursday – April 18
This exciting day is devoted to the exploration of your imagination. The day will be filled with the creation of an original production, costumes, acting lessons and more! At pick-up time, campers will be proud to present our fabulous “play in a day.”
Earth Day Celebration! – April 19
Join us for a very special camp Earth Day Celebration! Today campers will celebrate by planting a tree that will grow at Blithewold for years to come! The activities, games and face painting.
To register for an individual day, click the link above for the day your child will be attending.
To register for day/half days, call our registrar at 401-253-2707 x21
Weekly Prices: Member Weekly $140, Non-Member Weekly $160
Day/Half-Day Prices: Member Day $35, Non-Member Day $45, Half day $25 (go to the half specific days to register for day/half days)
Sunday, November 02
Pruning Practices and Winter Interest Plant Walk
Thursday, November 06
Garden Design Luncheon The Slow Flowers Movement: From Field to Vase
Friday, November 07
Eco-Floral Hands-On Workshop with Debra Prinzing
Friday, November 14
Dahlia Days with Rick Peckham's Greenhouse, Little Compton, RI
Saturday, November 22
Children's Thanksgiving Floral Workshop
Friday, November 28
- Sunday, January 04
Christmas at Blithewold
Day of the dormant
(Oct 31, '14)
This has maybe been the prettiest fall week ever and we have spent it celebrating the gardens’ downward spiral into dormancy — as well as its eventual rebirth. You know we have a schedule to keep before allowing the volunteers to take a well-deserved winter rest, so even though we still haven’t had a frost, we forked the […]
(Oct 24, '14)
I’d prefer to think that the season is in transition rather than ending but when we start throwing some of summer’s best blooms into the bed of Blithewold’s truck, it definitely feels more like a goodbye than a see-you-later. This week, once again, the rain and a woolly nor’easter held off just long enough for […]
Celebrating Our Arboretum
(Oct 23, '14)
There’s something very new and exciting going on this year in Blithewold’s Visitor’s Center during Christmas at Blithewold. Gail Read, Gardens Manager, Kris Green, Interpretive Horticulturist, and Betsy Ekholm, Horticulturist, have partnered with the garden volunteers to design a display to Celebrate Our Arboretum. Essentially, they are pulling different natural features from throughout the Grounds, preserving […]