School Vacation Week: Family Nature Discovery Walks
Join us for an afternoon of observing and making connections to our natural world, something important for both kids and adults in our busy world. Blithewold encourages the whole family to experience the beauty and renewal of the garden—not only with their eyes, but also with their ears, fingers, toes, and nose! Participants will use an included special nature observation kit that includes a magnifying glass and observation box, to explore the world around them. Gardens Manager and tour leader Gail Read will guide us toward uncovering for ourselves the sensory delights of nature.
*The tour will begin at the Rose Garden, just behind the Visitors Center. Please wear comfortable, waterproof shoes.
Feel free to arrive early and enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds!
Admission, plus $3 Children, $5 Adults. (Pay admission at the door)
Register early, space is limited. Click here to register.
Wednesday, April 06
- Wednesday, October 05
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, October 08
Wednesday, May 04
- Monday, October 10
Stephen Procter Sanctuaries and Destinations: Clay Vessels in the Garden
Tuesday, May 31
- Tuesday, July 05
Archives and Collections Tour with Curator Margaret Whitehead
Wednesday, June 01
- Monday, October 10
Bristol Explorer Multi-Attraction Pass
Saturday, June 25
- Saturday, August 13
Summer Vacation Camp 2016
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