October 2014 Events

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Jul 2 to Oct 8

Wednesday Walk-Around, a Guided Tour of Blithewold
1:30PM to 3:30PM at Blithewold Visitor Center

Aug 1 to Oct 13

Sculpture Embraces Horticulture
All Day Event at Blithewold Grounds

Sep 11 to Oct 16

Blithewold Fall Foliage Yoga Series - A Mid-Day Retreat
11:30AM to 12:30PM at Meet at the Visitor's Center

Sep 23 to Oct 21

En Plein Air: A Watercolor Painting Class at Blithewold
10:00AM to 12:00PM at Carriage House


Oct 4

Mornings in the Vegetable Garden
10:00AM to 11:00AM at Blithewold Vegetable Garden

Oct 5

Fall Foliage Walk
1:00PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold Gardens

Oct 6

Downtown Bristol Tree Tour with certified Horticulturist/Arborist Dan Christina
4:00PM to 6:00PM at Meet outside Colt School in Downtown Bristol

Oct 16

Garden Study Day with Noel Kingsbury
9:00AM to 9:00PM at Blithewold Mansion


Oct 19

Pressed Leaves Walk for Families
1:00PM to 2:30PM at Meet at the Visitor's Center


Oct 26

Children's Pumpkin Flower-Arrangement Workshop
10:00PM to 11:30PM at Carriage House


    From Our Blog

  • Celebrating Our Arboretum (Oct 23, '14)
    There’s something very new and exciting going on this year in Blithewold’s Visitor’s Center during Christmas at Blithewold. Gail Read, Gardens Manager, Kris Green, Interpretive Horticulturist, and Betsy Ekholm, Horticulturist, have partnered with the garden volunteers to design a display to Celebrate Our Arboretum. Essentially, they are pulling different natural features from throughout the Grounds, preserving […]
  • A rabbit’s eye view with Noel Kingsbury (Oct 17, '14)
    We are so lucky that yesterday’s rain held off just long enough to take a ground-level tour of Blithewold’s gardens with British garden designer/plantsman/author, Noel Kingsbury. He showed us, plant by plant, exactly what to look for to help predict how different plants will behave in our gardens. He reminded us that plant growth falls along […]
  • Christmas at Blithewold “You Are Invited” (Oct 13, '14)
    Although Blithewold is closing to the public this week, it is anything but quiet around the Mansion. We are now preparing to get the Mansion dressed up for Christmas! It is a bit hard to imagine a snowy winter in the midst of this crisp fall weather, but our decorating volunteers have been prepping and […]
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