Tuesday, September 27, 2022 to Tuesday, May 30, 2023 |10 am - 4 pm
Last Tuesday of the Month, September 27 – May 30
Grounds: 10 AM – 4 PM
Mansion: 11 AM – 3 PM
Join us on the last Tuesday of each month from September through May for a fun (and educational) day at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum! Make sure to check our website for monthly themes and drop-in activities! Guided Tours of the Mansion and Grounds will be available at 11 am and 12:30 pm and are limited to 20 people including children.
Pre-registration is required. Admission: Adult: $14, Child: $6
Blithewold Member admission is free
October 25: Trees
As the leaves start to turn color and fall, take some time to study the life cycles and different types of trees that make up the Blithewold Arboretum.
10 – 11 am – Leaf Identification in the Education Space
2 – 3 pm – Tree Rings in the Enclosed Garden
November 29: Nature
Study how the world around us works as you explore the Blithewold property on this beautiful fall day
10 – 11 am – Bird Nest Crafting in the Enclosed Garden
2 – 3 pm – Geological Survey Map on the Great Lawn
December 27: A Life in Service
Enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations as you learn about the lives of Blithewold’s original staff from the 1910s.
10 – 11 am – Take a Special Tour around the Mansion’s Staff Wing
2 – 3 pm – Meet Dallison, Katrina, and Nora in the Education Space
January 31: Arts and Crafts Movement
Explore the world of the Arts and Crafts Movement which inspired many of the Blithewold Gardens and elements of the Mansion’s architecture.
10 – 11 am – Nature in Art in the Education Space
2 – 3 pm – Design an Arts and Crafts Magazine in the Education Space
February 28: Art
Explore different styles and mediums of art just as Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon found her own beautiful style of painting that graces the halls of the second floor. Conservation
10 – 11 am – Fiber Arts in the Education Space
12 – 1 pm – Landscape Watercolor Postcards on the North West Porch
March 28: Wildlife and Ecosystems
Learn about the creatures that live on the Blithewold estate and how to protect them and their homes.
10 – 11 am – Frog Life Cycles in the Water Garden
2 – 3 pm – Ocean Levels in the Education Space
April 25: Flowers
Spend a beautiful spring day at Blithewold with the over 100,000 daffodils that fill the gardens, along with many other colorful spring bloomers.
10 – 11 am – Flower Dissection in the Education Space
2 – 3 pm – Flower Arranging on the North West Porch
May 30: Pollinators
Take some time to explore the world of pollinators and their important role in the life of a healthy ecosystem and garden.
10 – 11 am – Pollinator Ball on the Great Lawn
2 – 3 pm – Life Cycle of a Butterfly or Bee in the Education Space