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

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    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 […]
  • Rose Garden inventory (Jul 10, '15)
    Thank goodness for rainy days. Without them, we stay outside and never get around to tidying the potting shed, defrosting the fridge, or keeping up with the paperwork. (Not to mention how happy the gardens are after a good downpour.) I’m grateful too that Betsy worked on the blog last week because aside from the pleasure of seeing Blithewold’s gardens […]
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