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.
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 […]