Daffodil Days

WHEN: Saturday, April 10, 2010 to Sunday, May 02, 2010 at 10:00AM - 4:00PM
WHERE: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

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.


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