Newport Flower Show Children's Horticulture Workshop at Blithewold
All Aboard! Use your imagination and hop on board the Blithewold Plant Express and take a special tour of Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum’s grounds with Education Coordinator, Julie Christina. Train travel has always been an important part of Blithewold’s history; their Giant Sequoia was brought from New York via train. In 1916, Marjorie Van Wickle toured Canada for eight months aboard the Canadian Pacific Railway and saw many of the trees that became an integral part of the Blithewold grounds. The tour will begin with a small craft project, as well as a brief plant discussion, then we will hit “the rails” to explore Blithewold’s extensive grounds. Each child will receive two plants to grow and cultivate:
Class 1 – Violet (Viola) the Rhode Island State Flower
Class 2 – Turkey Oak Tree (Quercus cerris)
All materials will be provided.
Advance registration is required.
This is not a Blithewold event, so please click here to contact the Children’s Division Chair of the Newport Flower Show, Jacqueline Colbert to register for this event.
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