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

  • 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 […]
  • Mid-summer shift (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 […]
  • Past Due! (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 […]
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