June 2015 Events

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Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Nov 28 to Jan 1

Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event
6:00PM to 8:00PM at Blithewold Grounds

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

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    Despite the wretched weather this week, we ushered in May with a flurry of activity.  The volunteers helped us pot up 100 dahlias in preparation for planting out in the gardens next month.  They also transplanted Cosmos and Zinnia seedlings that will eventually be planted in the Cutting Garden.  We are trialing about a dozen […]
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    In 1869, 16-year-old Israel Pardee left his home in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, for a one-year educational journey through Europe, accompanied by his younger sister Anne. Israel (known in the family as Izzie) was Bessie McKee’s older brother and became Marjorie Van Wickle’s favorite Uncle. Izzie and Anne had joined the family of their father’s friend, Dr. […]
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