May 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 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 28 to May 12

Sogetsu Ikebana 3-Part Course at Blithewold
3:00PM to 5:00PM at

May 2

Adult Bird Walk
7:00AM to 9:30AM at Colt State Park Bristol, RI


May 8

Dahlia Days with Rick Peckham's Greenhouse, Little Compton, RI
10:00AM to 11:30AM at Carriage House

May 9

Parent Child Bird Walk at Blithewold-canceled
7:30AM to 9:30AM at Blithewold Grounds

May 9

Romantic Prairie Style Weddings
11:00AM to 2:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

May 13 to Jun 17

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

May 14

Tea & Talk with Marjorie Shaw Jeffries
2:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

May 20

Outdoor Entertaining with The Savory Affair
6:00PM to 7:30PM at Blithewold Special Events Tent

May 21

A Walk with the Director
6:00PM to 7:00PM at Blithewold Grounds

May 29

Cancelled: Adventures in Baking: Herbs, Flowers, Fruits
9:00AM to 1:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

    From Our Blog

  • Taking off (Aug 06, '15)
    I freely admit that when we moved the Pollinator Garden this spring to its new location at the top of the meadow west of the vegetable garden I didn’t have high hopes for it to be a thing of beauty this year. For a couple of reasons. One, the intended location was full of nutsedge that […]
  • 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 […]
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