These spring blooms sure keep us busy!

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Blithewold, an American Garden Treasure

Blithewold is a 33-acre summer estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay and is nationally significant in American history as one of the most fully developed and authentic examples of the Country Place Era. The property features a 45-room mansion filled with family heirlooms, and is framed by a series of lovely gardens that range in character from mysterious to exotic and from poetic to practical. An exceptional collection of rare and unusual plants, specimen trees, an accessible greenhouse, and whimsical stonework project a character that is romantic, fresh, and inspiring – and unique to Blithewold.

Our Mission is to preserve New England’s finest garden estate through excellence in horticulture and historic preservation, and by our example to teach and inspire others. Come and experience Blithewold today.

…Come and be inspired.

Programs & Events

Nature Sketchbook Journaling

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 to Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 9 AM - 12 PM

Soul Flower Series – Live Music and Floral Arranging

Thursday, May 27, 2021 to Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 5 - 7 PM

Tea & Scones

Thursday, April 15, 2021 to Sunday, October 17, 2021 | Seatings are at 11AM & 1PM

A place for family and friends to gather and celebrate.

The Van Wickle family hosted many parties and celebrations at Blithewold. One of the most notable celebrations was Marjorie Van Wickle and George Lyon’s wedding, which took place on June 1, 1914, in an elegant outdoor ceremony in Blithewold’s Enclosed Garden.

Come and visit Blithewold today!

101 Ferry Road (Rt. 114)
Bristol, Rhode Island, 02809