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“authentic examples of the Country Place era”
Blithewold, a 33-acre summer estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay, is nationally significant in American history as one of the most fully developed and authentic examples of the Country Place era. The property features a 45-room mansion filled with family heirlooms framed by a series of lovely gardens than range in character from mysterious to exotic, and from poetic to workmanlike. An exceptional collection of rare and unusual plants, specimen trees, an accessible greenhouse, and whimsical stonework project a character that is romantic, fresh and inspiring – and unique to Blithewold. Its mission is to preserve New England’s finest garden estate through excellence in horticulture and historic preservation, and by our example to teach and inspire others.
Blithewold Mansion and Gardens in Bristol RI was a beautiful spot to visit. We started with a delicious lunch on the outside terrace overlooking Narragansett Bay. We were a tour group, so the... Read more
Pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem in Bristol! Originally belonging to Augustus and Bessie Van Wickle, Blithewold is a beautiful estate on Narragansett Bay. Obviously there are quite a few... Read more
Tea at Blithewold! I took Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Boo-kay) for a Valentines Tea at Blithewold after catching a piece on RI PBS TV and the trip was well worth it, quite frankly. Plenty of... Read more
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
- Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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