Community Outreach Program- Coventry Public Library
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Adult Outreach Programs:
Let us bring the Mansion to you!
The Gardens of Blithewold
Length: 1 hour program
Blithewold, located in Bristol, RI, is 33 acres of lawns, gardens, specimen trees, and historic stone structures. Walking the grounds, you may be drawn to the cool shade of the Bosquet (“enclosed woodland”), enjoy the solitude of the Water Garden, absorb the history of the Enclosed Garden, or be dazzled by the abundance of the Display Gardens. Photographs of the transition of the garden through time, and throughout the season, are used to illustrate this remarkable American garden treasure.
*Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum can bring an educational program to your club, library or community group! Choose from one of the options below. Do you have a special request? Give us a call and we can work with you to deliver a custom program. We've done programs for Historical Societies, colleges and universities, libraries, assisted living residences, garden clubs and annual meetings for several types of community organizations.
Tuesday, April 08
- Friday, May 02
Afternoon Tea 1pm & 3 pm Seating
Monday, April 21
- Monday, April 28
April Vacation Camp
Sunday, April 27
(Apr 24, '14)
Over the last week – and the most glorious weekend – spring kicked it up a notch. Blithewold’s daffodils and trout lily are in full bloom carpeting the Bosquet in shades of sunshine. Mayapple umbrellas are poking up. The Rose Garden cherry trees (Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’) are out and the Water Garden Yoshinos won’t be […]
A Trip to New Orleans
(Oct 01, '13)
Have you ever marveled at the different ways men and women see historic sites? Here at Blithewold, Docents have to be prepared to answer very different questions from visitors. Marjorie Lyon, herself, was well aware of this disparity, and in … Continue reading