Daffodil Bloom Update: More than 70,000 daffodils are open right now, some early varieties trailing off, lots of mid varieties looking their best, and some late types that are enjoying their sneak peek. The expansive range of color combinations, flower sizes, bloom types, and settings make every space in the landscape shine! It’s hard to believe there are still tens of thousands more blooms to come!

Check out Blithewold in Bloom: A 2024 American Daffodil Society Show – HERE

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 Mandala Series

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 to Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 6 - 8 PM

Earth Day Wines with Lynda Gaines

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 6 - 8 PM

The Narcissi (Daffodils) with Dan Christina

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 12 - 1:30 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