Step Into Springtime During the 2023 Daffodil Days! April 8 - 23

Each April, Blithewold opens its gates to welcome visitors just as springtime begins. Our famous display, covers this 33-acre seaside estate with over 50,000 daffodils that delight visitors for nearly a month.

"We see daffodils, and we feel lighter. We sense we now walk in springtime. ... And nowhere does the daffodil beckon us to come see its show more than at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island." -- Yankee Magazine, April 2023, Sunny-Side Up - Mel Allen

Come and stroll the grounds at your leisure. Or visit our program pages to register for afternoon tea, concert or workshop that's just right for you and your favorite group of friends.

Daffodils are just the beginning

But daffodils are just the beginning of the springtime parade of ephemeral blooms, bulbs, and blossoms. Watch our social media for “Don’t Miss” moments – photos of the gardens and grounds, showing you what Mother Nature is featuring on any given day.

Springtime treats include:
April – Dozens of varieties of Daffodils
Early May – Star Magnolia, Quince, Spirea, Flowering Cherry, Primroses, Corylopsis, Hyacinth, Balkan Anemone, Enkianthus, Honeysuckle, Sweet Shrub, Weigela, and Viburnum
Mid-May – Tulips, Magnolia, Crabapple, Cherries, Primrose, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Trillium, Mayapple, Dove Tree, Witch Alder, Woodland Phlox, Sweet Woodruff, Spanish Bluebells, and Euphorbia
Late May – Jack in the Pulpit, Ornamental Onions, Columbines, Ferns, Lupines, Japanese Snowbell, Campanula, Nepeta, Forget-Me-Nots, Violas, Summer Snowflake, Sicilian Honey Garlic, and Deutzia