Programs

Click here for our calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events. Click the program you are interested in to learn more details and to register online.

We provide a wide array of educational programs for adults and children. Education in ornamental horticulture, botanical sciences, and history is provided through lectures, workshops, garden walks, and hands-on classes given by Blithewold staff and leading regional professionals. Please take a look at our current education offerings.

Blithewold also sponsors popular children's camps during the summer and spring vacation weeks, giving children the opportunity to learn about the interaction of plants, and animals, with humans and the environment.

When you sign up for a class, you have access to the gardens for that day. Please be sure to sign up early!

    From Our Blog

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    Last week, when February felt like May, it was difficult to keep a lid on all the spring ideas that were spinning around my head. Thankfully, the warmth last week was only a brief respite and winter has returned with its icy breath. It may seem strange to be grateful for the cold of winter, but […]
  • A Letter from Ario Pardee to His Two Young Sons at Boarding School, March 1851 (Feb 01, '16)
    A Letter of Guidance When Ario Pardee married his second wife, Anna Maria Robison in 1848, his domestic life became painfully stressful. His two sons from his first wife, Ario Jr. and Calvin, resented their new stepmother and began to misbehave so badly that Ario decided to send them to boarding school. Aged only 9 […]
  • Blithewold Birds: The Familiar Faces of Year-round Residents (Nov 06, '15)
    Blithewold’s grounds are known for its spectacular plant specimens of many different shapes, colors, and varieties. Predictably, as flora and fauna often come hand and hand, Blithewold is home to hundreds of birds during all seasons in the East Bay. The days have begun to shorten and the temperatures are dipping. By now, Blithewold has […]
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