May 2014 Events

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Apr 1 to May 3

Daffodil Days April 1- May 4
All Day Event at

Apr 8 to May 2

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

May 3

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

May 4

Spring Flowering Tree Walk
1:00PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold Gardens


May 9

Stories at the Sod Bench
11:00AM to 12:00PM at Garden or Breakfast Porch

May 14 to Jun 18

Watercolor Basics
10:00AM to 12:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

May 15

The Beauty and Romance of Arts and Crafts Gardens with Sarah Rutherford
6:00PM to 7:30PM at Blithewold Mansion

May 23

Stories at the Sod Bench
11:00AM to 12:00PM at Garden or Breakfast Porch


    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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