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: High quality nursery stock, topiaries, and other favorites. Also offering perennials, grasses, and ground covers, and delivery, installation, and design assistance. Directions: Please call.
Avant Gardens, Inc.
710 High Hill Road Dartmouth, MA 02747
Hours of operation: May 1 – September 25, Wednesday – Saturday, 9:30 – 4:30
Specialty: Mail-order and retail nursery of uncommon tender perennials, annuals, perennials, rock garden plants, and wildflowers. 10% discount is for onsite purchases of plants and pottery only, not mail-order, and cannot be combined with other discounts.
Directions: From I-195, take exit 12 (from Providence) or exit 12B (from Cape Cod), and head north on Faunce Corner Road to the end (3 miles). Take a left onto High Hill Road, and entrance is located 1.5 miles on the right.
Briggs Nursery, Inc.
295 Kelley Blvd. North Attleboro, MA 02760
Hours of operation: Open year-round, Monday – Saturday, 8:00 – 6:00, Sunday, 8:00 – 5:00
Specialty: Southeastern New England’s leading garden center since 1960, selling trees, shrubs, perennials, tropicals, tools, and more. Display gardens
Directions: 95 North to Mass. exit 5/Route 152, go left off ramp, left at lights, and the nursery is 5 miles on the right.
Broken Arrow Nursery
13 Broken Arrow Road Hamden, CT 06518
Hours of operation: April-October: Monday – Saturday, 8:00 – 4:30
Specialty: Unusual trees, shrubs and perennials, propagate and grow many of the plants they sell. Knowledgeable and experience growers.
Directions: call or visit website
Chaves Gardens, Inc.
East Main Road Middletown, RI 02840
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday, 9:00 – 5:30 (closed Sundays in August) Specialty: A full service nursery including wildflowers, grasses, bamboo plants, shrubs and trees. Delivery, soil amendments and design assistance.
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: Specimen and unusual plant material. Water gardens and hardscapes are offered. Full spectrum of plants including shrubs and trees. Landscape design and construction.
Directions: Take I-95 to exit 6. Go left off the ramp and the nursery is 3 miles on the right.
The Farmers Daughter @ Hillcrest Farm
153 Millbury Street Auburn, MA 01501
Hours of Operation: March through December, 9:00 – 6:00. Closed Tues.
Specialty: 90 acres of nursery and farm with 14 greenhouses dedicated to growing a full line of “green goods” with special emphasis on perennials and flowering shrubs. Fields of pumpkins and winter squash are grown for the fall. Christmas trees exist with special emphasis on firs.
Directions: Take exit 10 off the Mass Pike. Travel east on Route 20 to the second full stop light. Turn right onto Millbury Street, and the farm is at the top of the hill.
Island Garden Shop
54 Bristol Ferry Road, Route 114 Portsmouth, RI 02871
Hours of Operation: Daily, 9:00 – 5:00
Specialty: Everything to do with plants, including unusual Japanese maples, unusual conifers, and beautiful perennials. Also selling annuals, ferns, grasses, trees, shrubs, and soil amendments, and offering delivery and design assistance.
Directions: From Rt. 24, take the Turnpike Ave. exit (3), and go left at the end of the ramp. Continue through the light, and the shop is almost immediately on the left. From 138 North over the Newport Bridge, follow signs to Rt. 138 until the junction with 114. Take Rt. 114 North approximately 15-17 miles until you get to Island Garden Shop on the left.
Mello’s Farm and Flower Center
444 Boyd’s Lane Portsmouth, RI 02871
Hours of operation: April – December, please call for hours
Specialty: Hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, and gifts. Directions: Located on the north end of Portsmouth, just over the bridge from Bristol, off exit 2, Route 24.
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: Master Gardeners and growers on site. Full service nursery growing perennials and annuals, plants, and an acre devoted to trees and shrubs. Container plantings and design work.
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.
Seven Arrows Farm
346 Oakhill Avenue Attleboro, MA 02703
Hours of Operation: May – Sept. 1, 7 days/week, 10:00 – 5:00; Winter Hours—Thurs – Sun, 11:00 – 5:00
Specialty: Collector evergreens, 300 varieties of hosta, heirloom plants and seeds, herbs and vines, perennials. Visitors are welcome to visit gardens, nursery, greenhouses, tea room, library, and shop.
Directions: From north or south, take 95 to exit 2A. Turn left at 3rd stoplight onto Central Ave. Road ends at Route 152; turn left and continue for one mile. Turn right onto Oak Hill Ave. Farm is 3/4 mile on your left; look for sign.
Sylvan Nursery, Inc.
1028 Horseneck Road Westport, MA 02790
Hours of Operation: Open year-round. March – December, Monday – Saturday, 7:30 – 4:00, December 16 – February 28, Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00
Specialty: Sylvan specializes in heaths and heathers, and also offers perennials, ferns, grasses, and woody ornamentals.
Directions: Interstate 195 to exit 10 (Westport/Rt. 88 south). Follow approximately 14 miles to end. Bear left (ocean will be on your right) and nursery entrance is 2 miles in your right.
Syringa Plus Nursery
210 Bachelor St, West Newbury, MA.
Hours of Operation: By appointment, please call 978-465-7269 between 9:00 and 3:00 during the growing season
Specialty: Over 250 different varieties of lilacs, as well as azaleas, rhododendrons, and other woody plants Directions: Please visit website
Wildwood Nurseries, Inc.
659 Frenchtown Road East Greenwich, RI 02818
Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday, 8:00 – 5:00 and Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00
Specialty: Landscape Architects and landscape contractors. Specimen trees and shrubs. Full retail garden center.
Tuesday, June 03
- Thursday, August 28
Yoga in the Garden
Wednesday, July 02
- Wednesday, October 08
Wednesday 1pm Walk-Around, a Guided Tour of Blithewold
Wednesday, July 02
- Wednesday, October 08
Wednesday 2:30 pm Walk-Around, a Guided Tour of Blithewold
Friday, July 25
Family Fun Friday - Toe Jam
Monday, July 28
- Friday, August 01
Camp Sequoia - Beach Week
Tuesday, July 29
Artist Workshop: Judit Kollo - Music of the Winds: Sculpture Embraces Horticulture
On formality and fine tuning
(Jul 18, '14)
Mother Nature dumped almost three more inches of rain on Blithewold this week and the gardens responded by growing with an exuberance bordering on, and even crossing over the line to loose, lush informality. I have a hard time defining formality when it comes to gardens though I’m sure I know it when I see […]
(Jul 11, '14)
The gardens are going through a bittersweet transition from June’s hurrah to a mid-summer huzzah, and although we sometimes experience a “July gap,” the shift seems pretty seamless this year. Delicate oxeye daisies gave way almost overnight to beefy Shastas, echinaceas, and rudbeckias. Sturdy summer phlox are taking over, as we speak, for the elegance […]
(Jul 11, '14)
It is very hard to believe that a month has passed since my last post, Getting it done. Even more incredulous are the vast changes the garden has seen since that time. For instance, the peas went from looking like this… To being a week past due for pulling out! I had been hoping they […]