Christmas at Blithewold “A Day in the Life” – Wednesdays – Sundays, 11am – 3pm, until (and including) New Year’s Day.

You can buy general admission tickets with the “Buy tickets” button at the bottom left of any page.

Check out our holiday and winter programs! Click here for more information.

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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

Cozy Autumn Fires and Tasty Treats

Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Saturday, December 17, 2022

Gifts from the Garden Series

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 to Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 6 - 8 PM

Create a Tabletop Boxwood Tree

Friday, December 9, 2022 | 10 - 12 AM

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