Walking Tour of House and Grounds
New! Blithewold is now offering monthly guided tours of the Mansion, Gardens and Grounds. Join our Curator, Margaret Whitehead and other experienced guides as you explore Blithewold on a guided walking tour, featuring various topics and subjects which vary from month to month.
Saturday, April 27 – Walking Tour of the House and Grounds: This tour is FULL
Saturday, May 25 – Behind the Scenes with Curator Margaret Whitehead
Saturday, June 29 – Walking Tour of the House and Grounds
Saturday, July 27– Highlights of the Collection with Curator Margaret Whitehead
Saturday, August 31 – Walking Tour of the House and Grounds
Saturday, Sept. 28 – Before & After Preservation Projects with Curator Margaret Whitehead To Register
Registration in advance is preferred.
Walk-ins are taken on a first come first serve basis.
Tour Capacity: Although some tours have limited capacity, we can sometimes accommodate large groups by providing another program in succession on the same day.
Departures: All tours depart from the VisitorsCenter promptly at the time listed.
Accessibility: Blithewold has limited access for wheelchairs. Call for information.
Payment: Payment may be made by check, cash, Visa, or MasterCard, online, over the phone, or in the VisitorsCenter.
Rates for Guided Specialty Tours (Includes Admission to the Mansion, Gardens and Grounds for the day):
Family (2 adults, 2 youths): $40
Youth age 6 to 17: $5.00
Children 5 and under: Free
Sunday, October 26
Children's Pumpkin Flower-Arrangement Workshop
Thursday, October 30
Designing with Woodies and Shrubs with Polly Hutchison of Robin Hollow Farm
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
(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 […]
A rabbit’s eye view with Noel Kingsbury
(Oct 17, '14)
We are so lucky that yesterday’s rain held off just long enough to take a ground-level tour of Blithewold’s gardens with British garden designer/plantsman/author, Noel Kingsbury. He showed us, plant by plant, exactly what to look for to help predict how different plants will behave in our gardens. He reminded us that plant growth falls along […]