Member Nursery Benefits
Nursery Discounts Blithewold Members receive a 10% discount at the following local nurseries and garden centers. Simply show your membership card before you pay. (10% discount may not be combined with any other discount offer, and applies to plant material only, unless noted otherwise.)
Andy’s Landscape Construction
60 Knight Street Warwick, RI 02886-1225
Hours of Operation: April – July, Mon. – Fri., 7:30 – 5:00, Sat., 7:30 – 4:00, Sun., 7:30 – 12:00; July and August, Mon. – Fri., 7:30 – 4:00, Sat., 7:30 – 2:00, Sept. and October, Mon. – Fri., 7:30 – 5:00, Sat., 7:30 – 4:00, Sun., 7:30 – 12:00
Specialty: Dwarf, rare, unusual plants
Directions: From Rt. 95 N take exity 12 at the light on Rt. 5 take a left, proceed past Lowes down the street for about a 1/2 mile, take a right at NYLO Hotel (Knight Street). Nursery is 1/2 mile on right.
Broken Arrow Nursery
13 Broken Arrow Road Hamden, CT 06518
Hours of operation: April-October: Monday – Saturday, 8:00 – 4:30
Specialty: Rare and unusual trees, shrubs and perrenials.
Directions: call or visit website
Chaves Gardens, Inc.
935 East Main Road Middletown, RI 02840
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday, 9:00 – 5:30 (closed Sundays in August)
Specialty: Unique and premium quality.
Directions: Located on Route 138, ten miles south of exit 3 off Route 24, and 4 miles north of Newport.
Earth Scape Inc.
805 Nooseneck Hill Road West Greenwich, RI 02817
Hours of Operation:
April - June: Friday - Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00
July - August: Friday - Saturday, 9:00 - 5:00
September: Friday - Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00
October: Friday - Saturday, 9:00 - 5:00
Specialty: Conifers and Japanese Maples.
Directions: Take I-95 to exit 6. Go left off the ramp and the nursery is 3 miles on the right.
200 West Main Road Little Compton, RI 02837
Specialty: Trees, shrubs, perennials, wide mix of annuals and tender perennials, indoor plants and containers. Directions: Located just south of Sakonnet Vineyards on the corner of Rt. 77 and Peckham Road.
2270 Plainfield Pike Johnston, RI 02919
Hours of operation: February – December 24, 7 days a week
Specialty: We have 12 greenhouses & grow our own plants so we know our plants!
Directions: From I-295, take exit 4 and head west on Plainfield Pike. The farm is 2.5 miles on the right.
Redwood Nursery and Landscape Service, Inc.
2664 G.A.R. Highway Swansea, MA 02777
Hours of Operation: March – December, 7 days/week, 9:00 – 6:00
Specialty: Nantucket sheds, Backyard Adventures swing sets, and annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and water garden plants. Offering classes every Saturday at 10:00 am, May – October
Directions: On Rte. 6 in Swansea, just before Seekonk Speedway, when coming from Fall River.
Wednesday, April 06
- Wednesday, October 05
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, October 08
Wednesday, May 04
- Wednesday, June 08
Watercolor Painting at Blithewold with Artist Mary Ellen Dwyer
Wednesday, May 04
- Monday, October 10
Stephen Procter Sanctuaries and Destinations: Clay Vessels in the Garden
Tuesday, May 17
- Monday, May 30
#Don't Miss Moment Photo Contest
Tuesday, May 31
- Tuesday, July 05
Archives and Collections Tour with Curator Margaret Whitehead
Ranunculus are here!
(May 27, '16)
Spring is definitely in full swing here and already hinting at summer! It was so warm this week that the lovely spring blooms we’ve been anxiously awaiting buckled a bit with the first blast of heat. They have since recovered, but not without making our hearts skip a beat thinking they may go by […]
Springing into action
(May 06, '16)
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 […]
A Boy’s Trip to Europe, 1869
(Apr 27, '16)
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. […]