The Gardens and Grounds will remain open throughout the fall! Nonmembers, don’t forget to purchase your tickets online before you arrive.

NEW – Private guided tours of the Mansion begin October 2!

PRIVATE TOURS ARE BY RESERVATION ONLY. Book a tour for your family, cohort, pod or bubble family now!


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

Endless Summer Concert Series

Sunday, October 18, 2020 to Sunday, October 25, 2020 | 2 - 4 PM

Annual Blithewold Tag Sale

Saturday, October 10, 2020 to Monday, October 12, 2020 | 11 - 2 PM

Tea & Scones

Friday, August 21, 2020 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | Seatings are at 11 am & 1 pm

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