April 2015 Events

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Mar 31 to May 17

Daffodil Days
All Day Event at

Apr 3 to May 1

Daffodils at Dusk
5:00PM to 7:00PM at Blithewold Grounds

Apr 11

Newport Flower Show Events: Horticulture Workshop: Preserving America's Beauty
10:00AM to 11:30AM at Blithewold's Carriage House

Apr 11

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

Apr 12

A Jazz Celebration of Spring
3:00PM to 4:30PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 13

Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers
10:00AM to 12:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 14 to May 15

Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
1:00PM to 4:00PM at Dining Room

Apr 15 to Oct 7

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

Apr 18 to Apr 19

Blithewold…The Good Life: A Standard Placement Flower Show
All Day Event at Blithewold Grounds

Apr 18

Blithewold…The Good Life Opening Night Cocktail Party
6:00PM to 8:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 20 to Apr 24

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

Apr 20

Flower Fairy Tea Party
3:00PM to 4:30PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 22

School Vacation Week: Family Nature Discovery Walks: Earth Day
1:00PM to 2:00PM at Meet at the Rose Garden

Apr 24

School Vacation Week: Family Nature Discovery Walks: Arbor Day
1:00PM to 2:00PM at Meet at the Rose Garden

Apr 25

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

Apr 26

Fairy Festival Re-Scheduled to August 2nd
10:00AM to 3:00PM at Blithewold Mansion & Grounds

Apr 28 to May 12

Sogetsu Ikebana 3-Part Course at Blithewold
3:00PM to 5:00PM at

Apr 30

A Walk with the Director
6:00PM to 7:00PM at Blithewold Grounds

    From Our Blog

  • Taking off (Aug 06, '15)
    I freely admit that when we moved the Pollinator Garden this spring to its new location at the top of the meadow west of the vegetable garden I didn’t have high hopes for it to be a thing of beauty this year. For a couple of reasons. One, the intended location was full of nutsedge that […]
  • Lily days (Jul 27, '15)
    Lily has to be one of the most overused descriptors in horticulture. Go figure, given how aptly it defines so many flowers: the word itself has a trumpeting flare and and if I use my imagination, a sweet fragrance too… Spring is plenty-lily-ful with trout lily, lily of the valley, checkered lilies, and lily-flowering tulips doing their thing, but starting […]
  • North Garden inventory (Jul 17, '15)
    I’m asked often enough to name my favorite plant and season that it’s a little strange that hardly anyone* ever asks which is my favorite garden. Not that I could possibly pick a favorite (the pollinator garden). But since I featured the Rose Garden (my other favorite) last week, I can’t let this week go by without giving Blithewold’s pièce de […]
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