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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum


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101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
United States

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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

(??.? miles from you)

101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Experience Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, a historic site located in Bristol, RI. Explore the Mansion's two floors, largely furnished and decorated with original objects. Visit the Mansion and the gro

Discover the breathtaking Gardens, sprawling across the thirty-three-acre estate. The Gardens are meticulously maintained and constantly reimagined by Blithewold's dedicated horticultural staff. Spring is an especially exciting time to visit, as thousands of daffodils and other spring bulbs blanket the Bosquet and surrounding areas.

Enjoy a plethora of fun, creative, and educational programming at Blithewold, ranging from workshops and lectures to discovery walks, concerts, and vacation camps.

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Why You Should Go...

Experience Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, a historic site located in Bristol, RI. Explore the Mansion's two floors, largely furnished and decorated with original objects. Visit the Mansion and the grounds to learn more about the Van Wickle family and appreciate the spectacular art and architecture of the era.

Discover the breathtaking Gardens, sprawling across the thirty-three-acre estate. The Gardens are meticulously maintained and constantly reimagined by Blithewold's dedicated horticultural staff. Spring is an especially exciting time to visit, as thousands of daffodils and other spring bulbs blanket the Bosquet and surrounding areas.

Enjoy a plethora of fun, creative, and educational programming at Blithewold, ranging from workshops and lectures to discovery walks, concerts, and vacation camps.

What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Travelers Check, MC, Visa

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals

Parking: Free On-site, Bus

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Private Tour, Kids Activities, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

Extra Fun...

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Blithewold does not have a restaurant onsite and only provides food for special events or programs. However, picnicking is encouraged, as long as guests take out what they brought in.

Blithewold admission is good for the day, leaving guests the opportunity to head into downtown Bristol for a little more sightseeing or an afternoon snack with the chance to come back later to take in even more of what Blithewold has to offer.

In addition to being a beautiful, educational historical site, Blithewold is a fantastic wedding venue. Blithewold’s in-house event planning staff can help couples plan the East Bay wedding of their dreams.

Fun Facts

The Mansion is Blithewold II, as the first Blithewold Mansion was destroyed by a fire in 1906. Thankfully, many of the furnishings in the Mansion were able to be saved.

Blithewold’s grounds boast the largest Sequoia east of the Rocky Mountains.

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Why You Should Go...

Experience Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, a historic site located in Bristol, RI. Explore the Mansion's two floors, largely furnished and decorated with original objects. Visit the Mansion and the grounds to learn more about the Van Wickle family and appreciate the spectacular art and architecture of the era.

Discover the breathtaking Gardens, sprawling across the thirty-three-acre estate. The Gardens are meticulously maintained and constantly reimagined by Blithewold's dedicated horticultural staff. Spring is an especially exciting time to visit, as thousands of daffodils and other spring bulbs blanket the Bosquet and surrounding areas.

Enjoy a plethora of fun, creative, and educational programming at Blithewold, ranging from workshops and lectures to discovery walks, concerts, and vacation camps.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Travelers Check, MC, Visa

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals

Parking: Free On-site, Bus

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Private Tour, Kids Activities, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

How You Can Follow...

Extra Fun

Insider Info

Blithewold does not have a restaurant onsite and only provides food for special events or programs. However, picnicking is encouraged, as long as guests take out what they brought in.

Blithewold admission is good for the day, leaving guests the opportunity to head into downtown Bristol for a little more sightseeing or an afternoon snack with the chance to come back later to take in even more of what Blithewold has to offer.

In addition to being a beautiful, educational historical site, Blithewold is a fantastic wedding venue. Blithewold’s in-house event planning staff can help couples plan the East Bay wedding of their dreams.

Fun Facts

The Mansion is Blithewold II, as the first Blithewold Mansion was destroyed by a fire in 1906. Thankfully, many of the furnishings in the Mansion were able to be saved.

Blithewold’s grounds boast the largest Sequoia east of the Rocky Mountains.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Growing Lotus in Containers

10/21/2018 - 10/21/2018

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This class will focus on the culture of lotus: their soil, light, and nutrient needs. Learn how to select and use containers and how to incorporate them into a garden. Go out into the garden and look at the different varieties of lotus, how they have been planted, and how they have done during the season.

This class will focus on the culture of lo

This class will focus on the culture of lotus: their soil, light, and nutrient needs. Learn how to select and use containers and how to incorporate them into a garden. Go out into the garden and look at the different varieties of lotus, how they have been planted, and how they have done during the season.

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Forcing Spring Bulbs for Winter Enjoyment

10/28/2018 - 10/28/2018

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Participants will learn how to bring spring to their winter windowsills by forcing a selection of tulips, daffodils, and iris reticulata. Learn how to choose the best bulbs, pots, and soil to use as well as storage and timing. Each participant will plant three pots of bulbs to take home.

Participants will learn how to bring sprin

Participants will learn how to bring spring to their winter windowsills by forcing a selection of tulips, daffodils, and iris reticulata. Learn how to choose the best bulbs, pots, and soil to use as well as storage and timing. Each participant will plant three pots of bulbs to take home.

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Astronomy Bonfire at Blithewold Mansion

10/28/2018 - 10/28/2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gather around the bonfire at beautiful Blithewold Mansion to hear how the constellations got their names. Enjoy some hot cider and a star program with naturalist Fred Orwiler.

Gather around the bonfire at beautiful Bli

Gather around the bonfire at beautiful Blithewold Mansion to hear how the constellations got their names. Enjoy some hot cider and a star program with naturalist Fred Orwiler.

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Blithewold's Winter Marketplace

11/18/2018 - 11/18/2018

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Visit Blithewold's Winter Marketplace, where The Shop at Blithewold, as well as local traders, purveyors of fine goods, artisans and artists, and food companies will be selling their wares in the Visitors' Center. Enjoy an afternoon out with family and friends and do some holiday shopping.

Visit Blithewold's Winter Marketplace,

Visit Blithewold's Winter Marketplace, where The Shop at Blithewold, as well as local traders, purveyors of fine goods, artisans and artists, and food companies will be selling their wares in the Visitors' Center. Enjoy an afternoon out with family and friends and do some holiday shopping.

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Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event

11/23/2018 - 12/21/2018

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy festive holiday fun for the whole family. Stroll through Blithewold's illuminated gardens and greenhouse and be invigorated by that crisp winter air. Enjoy singing with carolers and savor hot cocoa and s'mores around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold's Enclosed Garden.

Enjoy festive holiday fun for the whole fa

Enjoy festive holiday fun for the whole family. Stroll through Blithewold's illuminated gardens and greenhouse and be invigorated by that crisp winter air. Enjoy singing with carolers and savor hot cocoa and s'mores around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold's Enclosed Garden.

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Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room

11/23/2018 - 12/28/2018

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Dining Room at Blithewold has always been a place where fine meals have been served to cherished guests. Today, friends gather and exchange stories while delighting in a cup of tea, freshly baked scones with sweet cream, and a three-tiered tray filled with sweet and savory treats. The price for tea includes admission to the Mansion and Grounds. Seatings are at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

The Dining Room at Blithewold has always b

The Dining Room at Blithewold has always been a place where fine meals have been served to cherished guests. Today, friends gather and exchange stories while delighting in a cup of tea, freshly baked scones with sweet cream, and a three-tiered tray filled with sweet and savory treats. The price for tea includes admission to the Mansion and Grounds. Seatings are at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

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