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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    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. […]
  • Daffodil Bliss (Apr 22, '16)
    Daffodil Days here at Blithewold are in full swing.  The soft, sweet fragrance of the flowers wafts toward me whenever I walk near the Bosquet.  It’s positively enticing!  I could wax poetic about each daffodil variety we have here, but I thought it would be better to let them speak for themselves.  So, in lieu […]
  • Delightful Daffodils (Apr 15, '16)
    This post is written by Gail Read, the Gardens Manager here at Blithewold.  She has been here at Blithewold for over 25 years and is a fountain of knowledge about the plants and the property.   Daffodils lift our spirits when they bloom each year.  They signal the end of our weary winter and the […]
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