YES THE FAIRY FESTIVAL IS STILL ON TODAY!! COME ON OUT TO PLAY!
Blithewold’s 4th Annual Fairy Festival is the day to rejoice in the return of fragrance and beauty to the landscape. Join us for this spring play-day for all ages. Absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of Blithewold’s Gardens during Daffodil Days.
Fairy costumes encouraged!
Schedule of Events
Fairy House Building: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fairy Detectives! Tour: 2:15 p.m.
Fairy Story Times: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
“Ladies of the Rolling Pin” Performance: 1 p.m.
Ocean State Dance: Ballet Performance- time TBD
Dance Around the May Pole: Ongoing
Fairy Crafts: Ongoing
Plant Sale (with plants from Peckham’s greenhouse): Ongoing. Grow your own fairy garden!
Music/ MC by Mary King
Entertainment by Everett Hoag
Food Trucks- Paco's Tacos
And much more!
FREE with regular Mansion admission
Tuesday, April 05
- Friday, May 13
Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
Wednesday, April 06
- Wednesday, October 05
Friday, April 15
- Friday, May 06
Daffodils at Dusk
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, May 28
Exploring the Spring Garden
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, October 08
Monday, May 02
Canceled- Sogetsu Ikebana
A Boy’s Trip to Europe, 1869
(Apr 27, '16)
In 1869, 16-year-old Israel Pardee left his home in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, for a one-year educational journey through Europe, accompanied by his younger sister Anne. Israel (known in the family as Izzie) was Bessie McKee’s older brother and became Marjorie Van Wickle’s favorite Uncle. Izzie and Anne had joined the family of their father’s friend, Dr. […]
(Apr 22, '16)
Daffodil Days here at Blithewold are in full swing. The soft, sweet fragrance of the flowers wafts toward me whenever I walk near the Bosquet. It’s positively enticing! I could wax poetic about each daffodil variety we have here, but I thought it would be better to let them speak for themselves. So, in lieu […]
(Apr 15, '16)
This post is written by Gail Read, the Gardens Manager here at Blithewold. She has been here at Blithewold for over 25 years and is a fountain of knowledge about the plants and the property. Daffodils lift our spirits when they bloom each year. They signal the end of our weary winter and the […]