This spring, Blithewold's gardens once again come to life as fifty thousand daffodils, early blooming bulbs, trees and shrubs are coaxed from winter slumber to enchant guests with their quiet beauty and subtle scents during the annual Daffodil Days celebration held from April 10 - May 2nd, 2010.
Along with the wonderful display in the gardens, Daffodil Days offers special exhibits and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Click here for calendar of events.
Inside the Mansion, the fashion of the women of Blithewold will come alive in the special exhibit Fashion in Bloom. Period dresses, hats, and accessories will adorn the upper-level rooms and the exhibit space outside of Marjorie's bedroom. Blithewold mansion is open Wednesday through Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm.
Fashion in Bloom will also celebrate fashion through works in paper and fabric in a juried exhibit April 25 - May 23, 2010. Click here for more information.
In addition, afternoon tea will once again be served in the Dining Room of the Mansion. Delicious scones, savories, and scrumptious sweets that tantalize the palate will be featured.
Tea is offered Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at either a 1:30 pm or 3:00 pm seating. The cost of tea is $10 per person, plus regular admission.
Admission to Daffodil Days: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors/Students, $2 for Children ages 6 - 17. Admission is free to Blithewold Members, and children aged 5 and under.
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 […]