Christmas at Blithewold: Highlights of the Holidays Tours
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., December 26
Blithewold is now offering weekly guided tours of the beautifully decorated Mansion during the Christmas at Blithewold season. Each year, the Mansion features a new theme. Then the rooms are individually designed and decorated by teams of talented volunteers, each room illustrating some variation of the chosen theme. Join our experienced tour guides to explore not only the history of the house and the family but how family stories interweave with the decorations and ornaments and ribbons and greenery. As a feature of the tours, participants will be able to learn more about some of the items from our special collections, on display only during the holiday season. Registration in advance is preferred. Walk-ins are taken on a first come, first served basis since our tours must be limited to smaller groups.
Departures: Tours depart from the front hall of the Mansion promptly at the time listed.
Accessibility: Blithewold has limited access for wheelchairs. Call for information.
Rates for Holiday Tours (includes admission to the Mansion, Gardens and Grounds for the day):
Family (2 adults, 2 youths): $40
AAA members/ Seniors: $15.00
Youths age 6 to 17: $5.00
Children 5 and under: Free
*Add a Tea to your tour for $14.
To register, click here.
Wednesday, April 15
- Wednesday, October 07
Wednesday Walk-Around, a Guided Tour of Blithewold
Thursday, June 04
- Wednesday, September 30
Bristol Explorer Pass
Saturday, August 08
- Saturday, October 10
Saturday Strolls : A Guided Tour of Blithewold
Saturday, September 12
A Walk with the Director
Friday, September 25
A Sustainable Rose Garden
Thursday, October 08
Gardener's Day 2015 : Style- Inside and Outside the Home
(Aug 06, '15)
I freely admit that when we moved the Pollinator Garden this spring to its new location at the top of the meadow west of the vegetable garden I didn’t have high hopes for it to be a thing of beauty this year. For a couple of reasons. One, the intended location was full of nutsedge that […]
(Jul 27, '15)
Lily has to be one of the most overused descriptors in horticulture. Go figure, given how aptly it defines so many flowers: the word itself has a trumpeting flare and and if I use my imagination, a sweet fragrance too… Spring is plenty-lily-ful with trout lily, lily of the valley, checkered lilies, and lily-flowering tulips doing their thing, but starting […]
North Garden inventory
(Jul 17, '15)
I’m asked often enough to name my favorite plant and season that it’s a little strange that hardly anyone* ever asks which is my favorite garden. Not that I could possibly pick a favorite (the pollinator garden). But since I featured the Rose Garden (my other favorite) last week, I can’t let this week go by without giving Blithewold’s pièce de […]