April 2011 Events

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Apr 9 to May 1

RISD CE Art Exhibit: Inspired by Gardens
8:00AM to 5:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 9 to May 1

Daffodil Days
10:00AM to 5:00PM at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Apr 10

RISD Art Exhibit: Opening Reception
2:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

Apr 13

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 1:30 p.m. Wed., April 13
1:30PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 13

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 3 p.m., Wed., April 13
3:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 14

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 1:30 p.m., Thurs., April 14
1:30PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 14

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 3 p.m., Thurs., April 14
3:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 15

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 1:30 p.m., Fri., April 15
1:30PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 15

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 3 p.m., Fri., April 15
3:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 16

Camp Sequoia OPEN HOUSE
10:00AM to 1:00PM at Carriage House

Apr 17

Guided Arboretum Tours: A Walk in the Woods with Dan Christina
2:00PM to 3:00PM at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

Apr 20

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 1:30 p.m., Wed., April 20
1:30PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 20

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 3 p.m., Wed., April 20
3:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 21

FULL - Family Workshop: A Fairy House in a Basket
10:00AM to 12:00PM at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

Apr 21

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 1:30 p.m., Thurs., April 21
1:30PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 21

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 3 p.m., Thurs., April 21
3:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 22

Earth Day Family Fun Friday
11:00AM to 1:00PM at Blithewold Manison, Gardens and Arboretum

Apr 22

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 1:30 p.m., Fri., April 22
1:30PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 22

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 3 p.m., Fri., April 22
3:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 24

Open Easter Sunday
10:00AM to 5:00PM at

Apr 27

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 1:30 p.m., Wed., April 27
1:30PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 27

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 3 p.m., Wed., April 27
3:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 28

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 1:30 p.m., Thurs., April 28
1:30PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 28

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 3 p.m., Thurs., April 28
3:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 29

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 1:30 p.m., Fri., April 29
1:30PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 29

Afternoon Tea in the Mansion - 3 p.m., Fri., April 29
3:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold's Dining Room

Apr 30

Ocean State Orchid Society Auction
10:00AM to 12:30PM at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

    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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