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

  • 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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