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

  • 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 […]
  • Rose Garden inventory (Jul 10, '15)
    Thank goodness for rainy days. Without them, we stay outside and never get around to tidying the potting shed, defrosting the fridge, or keeping up with the paperwork. (Not to mention how happy the gardens are after a good downpour.) I’m grateful too that Betsy worked on the blog last week because aside from the pleasure of seeing Blithewold’s gardens […]
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