Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event - Friday Evenings
November 29: Very Merry Dickens Carolers
December 6: Hawkward: RWU A-Capella group
December 13: Drastic Measures: RWU A-Capella group
December 20 First Congregational Church Choir
December 27 St. Michael's Choir
Festive fun for the entire family—come stroll through Blithewold’s illuminated gardens and Greenhouse, breathing in that crisp Christmas air or joining our carolers as they spread holiday cheer. Come enjoy music, cocoa, and roasted marshmallows around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold’s Enclosed Garden.
*Carolers will be singing around the bonfire from 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Christmas Sparkle is included in a regular Mansion admission.
Hot Cocoa is free; S’mores kits will be available for $1.
In the event of a cancelation due to weather, please check our web page for updates.
*** 12/6/13 Sparkle Update! - We are planning to go forward with tonight's SPARKLE, in the event of heavy rain, we will still hold caroling by Hawkward in the Mansion. Seating is limited.
“Bristol Make your Holidays SPARKLE” (2 persons)
Enjoy the coastal charm and festive atmosphere at Bristol House Bed & Breakfast this holiday season. Traditional holiday breakfasts including Panettone French Toast and Spiced Cranberry Muffins are being served as well as a selection of our holiday sweets made from family recipes that have been passed down through the generations!
Your Package includes:
• 2-night stay (Friday/Saturday)
• Gourmet Holiday Breakfast each morning with special holiday cheer “sprinkled” in throughout your weekend
• Tickets to Blithewold Mansion’s “Christmas Sparkle” event on Friday evening from 6PM – 8PM (which includes admission to the mansion on Saturday) including a FREE S’mores kit per person.
• Shopping Discounts to local boutiques – including FREE handmade soap from Harbor Bath & Body
Cost: $338 for weekend (plus taxes). Space is limited. Please reserve in advance.
Wednesday, July 02
- Wednesday, October 08
Wednesday Walk-Around, a Guided Tour of Blithewold
Friday, August 01
- Friday, October 31
Sculpture Embraces Horticulture
Thursday, September 11
- Thursday, October 16
Blithewold Fall Foliage Yoga Series - A Mid-Day Retreat
Tuesday, September 23
- Tuesday, October 21
En Plein Air: A Watercolor Painting Class at Blithewold
Thursday, October 02
America's Love Affair with the English Garden -Talk and Tea with Author Thomas Mickey
Saturday, October 04
Mornings in the Vegetable Garden
What to do with asparagus foliage
(Sep 12, '14)
I haven’t spent a lot of time in the vegetable garden this summer — Dan has been right on top of the planting, the weeds, and the harvests — but this week I found myself in there a couple of times. Gail, Betsy, the volunteers, and I had the pleasure of helping with a huge […]
(Sep 05, '14)
Our to-do list in September is blissfully short. The gardens are as lush as can be and just need to be coaxed along until frost or until we’re ready to start moving plants around (musical perennials) and preparing for winter. It has been so dry lately that the weeds have slowed down slightly, so we’re […]
A Dog’s Life at Blithewold
(Sep 03, '14)
This amusing article was written by our dear friend and colleague, Mary Philbrick, eleven years ago. It is as charming today as it was then! Blithewold’s Great Lawn is a perfect place for dogs to chase balls, romp with each other, or just run with the sheer joy of having such a grand place on […]