Today, change and discovery is ever-present at Blithewold. The archival collection is unusually rich, which means our staff and volunteers are constantly discovering "new" items. And outdoors on the Grounds the gardens change daily. We provide our guides with regular updates from our curatorial and gardens staff, keeping them fully up-to-date on what's new indoors and out. Booking a guide ensures your group has the most complete and current tour option at Blithewold.
What to Expect During Your Guided Tour
Blithewold tour guides lead your group (parties of 8 or more) on a 90-minute tour of Blithewold's Mansion and Grounds. They tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Out on the grounds your guide will take you to each of the ten gardens, the Bamboo Grove, the Summerhouse and our Lord and Burnham greenhouse complex. Your tour will end with a Q & A and cold drinks served on the North West Porch.