May 2013 Events

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May 9

Botanical Beauty for the Bride-to-Be
5:00PM to 7:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

May 11

Mornings in the Vegetable Garden
10:30AM to 11:30AM at

May 15 to Jun 19

Introduction to Watercolor
10:00AM to 12:00PM at Carriage House and Grounds

May 23

Tree Mob at the Arnold Arboretum
8:30AM to 4:30PM at Blithewold Mansion and Arnold Arboretum

May 25

Behind the Scenes Tour
11:00AM to 12:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

    From Our Blog

  • Blithewold Birds: The Familiar Faces of Year-round Residents (Nov 06, '15)
    Blithewold’s grounds are known for its spectacular plant specimens of many different shapes, colors, and varieties. Predictably, as flora and fauna often come hand and hand, Blithewold is home to hundreds of birds during all seasons in the East Bay. The days have begun to shorten and the temperatures are dipping. By now, Blithewold has […]
  • The Pardees (Oct 27, '15)
    The name Pardee is derived from the French oath par Dieu which was Anglicised to Parde, Pardy, Pardie, and ultimately to Pardieu and Pardee. Around 1530 these families were living in the Normandy region of France. Religious persecution drove the families across the Channel to the south of England, and in the 1580s John Pardee […]
  • Cranborne Manor, Dorset, England (Sep 30, '15)
    Blithewold Mansion was built in 1907 on the site of an earlier house which burned in the summer of 1906.  The new house was designed in an English Country Manor style. It has often been said that the west façade of Blithewold is a copy of an English Country Manor in Dorset, England, and there […]
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