Tens of thousands of brilliant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring at Blithewold. The sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget this dreary winter and look forward to summer fun.
Blithewold was designed indoors and out to entertain and delight friends and family. Our exhibits and programs will focus on Parties, Picnics and Playtime Van Wickle-style. Exhibits will showcase Bessie Van Wickle’s 1882 wedding dress, gifts, trousseau, as well as photographs and home movies of family fun from the early 1900s. Programs will both educate and entertain.
For the full season schedule go to the Programs page of this website.
Daffodil Days Programs Include:
April 3rd - Floral Designs for your Special Event w/ Stoneblossom Floral
April 9th - April 26 Afternoon Teas Tuesday - Friday 1:30 & 3 pm.
April 11th - Bees in Your Garden
April 13th - Mornings in the Vegetable Garden
April 14th - Seasonal Family Sensory Walks- Spring
April 14th - In A Sentimental Mood, a Concert with John Murelle
April 15th - Apr 19 April Vacation Camp
April 28th - The Fairy Festival
Christmas at Blithewold has a new theme every year.
The Mansion is open for touring Tuesday through Sunday 11a.m. - 5 p.m. Buy your admission tickets online or at the door.
Our wonderful volunteers work hard to incorporate the annual theme into their decorations and design of their rooms; almost every room at Blithewold is decorated for Christmas! Click here for more information about Blithewold's Christmases Past and Present
Wednesday, May 15
- Wednesday, June 19
Introduction to Watercolor
Saturday, May 25
Behind the Scenes Tour
Saturday, June 01
Growing a Cutting Garden: I
Marjorie’s dove tree turns 40
(May 16, '13)
It’s a lucky visitor whose gaze turns east along the path between the mansion and the Enclosed Garden, instead of west across the blooming North Garden and Great Lawn to Narragansett Bay. The western view is a compelling one to be sure and even I am caught up short by it every time I walk ...
The Costume Collection
(Jan 07, '13)
Many of you already know about the fabulous collection of gowns and accessories belonging to Bessie Van Wickle McKee that came home to Blithewold last year. Forty-one dresses with accessories, coats, and hats, had been given to the Colonial Dames … Continue reading