April 2014 Events

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Apr 1 to May 3

Daffodil Days April 1- May 4
All Day Event at


Apr 5

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

Apr 5

Newport Flower Show Children's Horticulture Workshop at Blithewold
10:30AM to 12:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 6

Spring Family Plant Walk
1:00PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold Gardens

Apr 8 to May 2

Afternoon Tea 1pm & 3 pm Seating
All Day Event at Blithewold Dining Room

Apr 12

Bristol Parks and Rec. Town Easter Egg Hunt
9:30AM to 11:00AM at

Apr 12

Daffodil Days Walking Tour of Mansion and Grounds
1:00PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 13

Spring Is Here: An Afternoon of Jazz
2:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 19

Daffodil Days Walking Tour of Mansion and Grounds (Sold Out)
1:00PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 21 to Apr 28

April Vacation Camp
9:00AM to 3:00PM at Carriage House

Apr 22

School Vacation Week: Family Nature Discovery Walks
1:00PM to 2:00PM at Blithewold Gardens

Apr 24

School Vacation Week: Family Nature Discovery Walks
1:00PM to 2:00PM at Blithewold Rose Garden

Apr 27

Fairy Festival
10:00AM to 3:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

    From Our Blog

  • 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 […]
  • Past Due! (Jul 11, '14)
    It is very hard to believe that a month has passed since my last post, Getting it done. ¬†Even more incredulous are the vast changes the garden has seen since that time. For instance, the peas went from looking like this… To being a week past due for pulling out! I had been hoping they […]
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