North Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The North Garden is a living frame through which the mansion, Bosquet, and the view across the Great Lawn to Narragansett Bay are exquisitely framed. Originally a formal parterre with a bowling green along the west wall, the garden is now surrounded on three sides by elegant English-style borders with a serenely balanced color scheme of blue, yellow, pink, white and apricot. In constant bloom from May to frost, the garden is a popular outdoor cathedral for weddings all season long.

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    From Our Blog

  • Break in routine (Dec 19, '14)
    I have felt at sixes and sevens ever since the garden volunteers started taking their winter break. I miss their company, no doubt about it, but I also miss the structure they bring to my day. No two days are ever the same in any garden but here at Blithewold there’s a certain routine. We’re […]
  • Holiday houseplants (Dec 12, '14)
    Given how many wonderful winter-blooming houseplants there are in the world, I find it sort of astonishing that poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is listed as the best selling houseplant in the US and Canada. But I suppose that fact must be chalked up to a couple things: Poinsettia are festive and fun. What’s not to love about […]
  • Goodnight gardens (Dec 05, '14)
    After some festive weeks spent preparing for our Christmas display and this week’s wreath workshops, it was pure pleasure to be out in the gardens again. Despite the chill that crept into fingers and toes. Earlier this fall we got a jump on what’s commonly known as “putting the gardens to bed”. — I must have already […]
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