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

  • Reflections (Feb 11, '16)
    Last week, when February felt like May, it was difficult to keep a lid on all the spring ideas that were spinning around my head. Thankfully, the warmth last week was only a brief respite and winter has returned with its icy breath. It may seem strange to be grateful for the cold of winter, but […]
  • A Letter from Ario Pardee to His Two Young Sons at Boarding School, March 1851 (Feb 01, '16)
    A Letter of Guidance When Ario Pardee married his second wife, Anna Maria Robison in 1848, his domestic life became painfully stressful. His two sons from his first wife, Ario Jr. and Calvin, resented their new stepmother and began to misbehave so badly that Ario decided to send them to boarding school. Aged only 9 […]
  • 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 […]
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