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 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

  • 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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