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

  • 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 […]
  • A rabbit’s eye view with Noel Kingsbury (Oct 17, '14)
    We are so lucky that yesterday’s rain held off just long enough to take a ground-level tour of Blithewold’s gardens with British garden designer/plantsman/author, Noel Kingsbury. He showed us, plant by plant, exactly what to look for to help predict how different plants will behave in our gardens. He reminded us that plant growth falls along […]
  • Christmas at Blithewold “You Are Invited” (Oct 13, '14)
    Although Blithewold is closing to the public this week, it is anything but quiet around the Mansion. We are now preparing to get the Mansion dressed up for Christmas! It is a bit hard to imagine a snowy winter in the midst of this crisp fall weather, but our decorating volunteers have been prepping and […]
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