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)

    From Our Blog

  • Day of the dormant (Oct 31, '14)
    This has maybe been the prettiest fall week ever and we have spent it celebrating the gardens’ downward spiral into dormancy — as well as its eventual rebirth. You know we have a schedule to keep before allowing the volunteers to take a well-deserved winter rest, so even though we still haven’t had a frost, we forked the […]
  • Not goodbye (Oct 24, '14)
    I’d prefer to think that the season is in transition rather than ending but when we start throwing some of summer’s best blooms into the bed of Blithewold’s truck, it definitely feels more like a goodbye than a see-you-later. This week, once again, the rain and a woolly nor’easter held off just long enough for […]
  • Celebrating Our Arboretum (Oct 23, '14)
    There’s something very new and exciting going on this year in Blithewold’s Visitor’s Center during Christmas at Blithewold. Gail Read, Gardens Manager, Kris Green, Interpretive Horticulturist, and Betsy Ekholm, Horticulturist, have partnered with the garden volunteers to design a display to Celebrate Our Arboretum. Essentially, they are pulling different natural features from throughout the Grounds, preserving […]
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