Wednesday 2:30 pm Walk-Around, a Guided Tour of Blithewold

WHEN: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 to Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the orginial owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold’s prominence in horticulture.

Wednesday Walk-Arounds are $5 per person in addition to regular admission. Click here to register.

July 2nd 2:30 pm

July 9th 2:30 pm

July 16th 2:30 pm

July 23rd 2:30 pm

July 30th 2:30 pm

August 6th 2:30 pm

August 13th 2:30 pm

August 20th 2:30 pm

August 27th 2:30 pm

September 3rd 2:30 pm

September 10th 2:30 pm

September 17th 2:30 pm

September 24th 2:30 pm

October 1st 2:30 pm

October 8th 2:30 pm

    From Our Blog

  • Serving up a feast (Jul 25, '14)
    Whenever anyone asks, “When is the best time to visit Blithewold?” Gail and I usually run through a list that includes spring for the daffodils, early summer for the roses and Rock Garden, and late summer and fall to see the Idea Gardens in their full glory.┬áBut now I wish I could go back and […]
  • On formality and fine tuning (Jul 18, '14)
    Mother Nature dumped almost three more inches of rain on Blithewold this week and the gardens responded by growing with an exuberance bordering on, and even crossing over the line to loose, lush informality. I have a hard time defining formality when it comes to gardens though I’m sure I know it when I see […]
  • Mid-summer shift (Jul 11, '14)
    The gardens are going through a bittersweet transition from June’s hurrah to a mid-summer huzzah, and although we sometimes experience a “July gap,” the shift seems pretty seamless this year. Delicate oxeye daisies gave way almost overnight to beefy Shastas, echinaceas, and rudbeckias. Sturdy summer phlox are taking over, as we speak, for the elegance […]
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