Blithewold Homeschool Days

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 to Tuesday, May 30, 2023 | 10 am - 4 pm

Homeschool Days
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. 
  • Drop-In Activities:
    • 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 
  • Drop-In Activities:
    • 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. 
  • Drop-In Activities: 
    • 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.
  • Drop-In Activities:
    • 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
  • Drop-In Activities: 
    • 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.
  • Drop-In Activities:
    • 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.
  • Drop-In Activities: 
    • 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. 
  • Drop-In Activities:
    • 10 – 11 am – Pollinator Ball on the Great Lawn
    • 2 – 3 pm – Life Cycle of a Butterfly or Bee in the Education Space