Become a Member, or Give the Gift of Membership

By joining Blithewold, you will be supporting our ongoing conservation and preservation efforts. Membership levels begin at $15 for students, $37 for an individual and $57 for a household.

  • Year-round free admission to the mansion and grounds
  • Free or discounted admission to 180 other gardens and arboreta across the nation and abroad. Click here for a list of organizations participating in the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program
  • 10% discount at select local nurseries and on your first purchase at Uncommon Art on Hope St. in Bristol
  • Reduced rates for most special events or programs, such as classes, tours and lectures (excludes weddings & corporate events)
  • 10% discount in our museum shop
  • Subscription to our newsletter & Annual Report, plus advanced invitations to educational programs and special events
  • Children's birthday parties- for more information about birthday parties click here.
  • Blithewold member window decal
  • Peace of mind that you are helping to maintain the lovely gardens, notable trees and historic mansion that make Blithewold so special

View All Membership Levels

Full-Time Student $15.00

Year-round admissions for one adult including Christmas at Blithewold.

Individual $37.00

Year-round admissions for one adult including Christmas at Blithewold.

Household $57.00

Year-round admissions including Christmas at Blithewold for two adults and their children/grandchildren aged 18 or under.

Contributing $100.00

Household privileges, plus two admit one guest passes. ($43 is tax deductible)

Sponsor $250.00

Contributing privileges, plus two year-long guest passes. ($193 is tax deductible)

Patron $500.00

Sponsor privileges, plus two tickets to a Christmas Tea at Blithewold. ($443 is tax deductible)

Benefactor $1,000.00

Patron privileges, plus four tickets to a Christmas Tea at Blithewold and 10% discount on private function at Blithewold (some restrictions apply) ($943 is tax deductible)

Van Wickle Society $1,500.00

Patron benefits and invitations to special Van Wickle member events, lectures and excursions.($1,443 is tax deductible)

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