June 2015 Events

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Apr 15 to Oct 7

Wednesday Walk-Around, a Guided Tour of Blithewold
1:30PM to 3:30PM at Blithewold Visitor Center

May 13 to Jun 17

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

Jun 2 to Sep 3

Yoga in the Garden
11:00AM to 12:00PM at Blithewold Gardens & Grounds

Jun 3 to Jun 24

Highlights of the new Archival Collections Tour
1:00PM to 2:00PM at 3rd Floor

Jun 11

The Blue Garden: A Guided Tour (Sold Out)
11:00AM to 2:00PM at Location to be announced upon registration

Jun 11

Summer Solstice & Blithewold Gardens: A Photography Workshop with Jan Armor
5:00PM to 9:00PM at Blithewold's Carriage House

Jun 13

A Walk with the Director
10:00AM to 11:00AM at Blithewold Grounds

Jun 16

Flower Arranging Class with Floral CoLab at Blithewold: Arranging with Summer Peonies
5:30PM to 7:30PM at Blithewold's Carriage House

Jun 18

Creating a Diverse Backyard Habitat with Daune Peckham and Geoff Dennis
6:00PM to 7:30PM at Blithewold Mansion & Grounds

Jun 20

Gentlemen's Tea in the Dining Room - Cancelled
12:00PM to 2:00PM at The Dining Room at Blithewold

Jun 20

Newport Flower Show - Children’s Division: The Language of Flowers
1:00PM to 2:00PM at Newport Flower Show - Rosecliff

Jun 25

Green Animals Tour and Topiary Workshop
10:00AM to 12:00PM at Green Animals Portsmouth, RI

Jun 25

Bristol Theatre Company Presents: Broadway Kids
7:00PM to 9:00PM at Blithewold

Jun 28

Community Open Day at Blithewold
All Day Event at

    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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