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A Spring Tradition
Seaside Estate is a Colorful Wonder Each Spring
During Daffodil Days at Rhode Island's Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you'll see more than 50,000 daffodils growing in gardens and along woodland paths. The Daffodil Days event runs during the month of April in 2017, and after the prolonged winter we've had, these yellow blooms will be a welcome sight. For an added treat, enjoy Afternoon Tea in the mansion's dining room Tuesday through Friday at 1 or 3 p.m. between April 11 and May 5 during the springtime celebration (advance reservations required).
Back this year, enjoy live jazz and a complimentary cocktail or lemonade during special Daffodils at Dusk after-hours events from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays April 21 and 28 and May 5. These evenings will also feature an outdoor scavenger hunt for children. Regular museum admission fees apply.
I toured Blithewold on a summerlike weekend in April of 2009, and I was enthralled by the sunny blooms and the scenic vistas as I strolled this lovely estate on Narragansett Bay in Bristol, Rhode Island.
The gardens at Blithewold reflect both the passion of two generations of women who lived at Blithewold and the vision of landscape architect John DeWolf. Blithewold's gardens and tree specimen-dotted grounds are splendid year-round, but Daffodil Days are a truly glorious time to visit.
For information about Blithewold's Daffodil Days, call 401-253-2707.
Also at Blithewold: The Tallest Giant Sequoia East of the Rockies
Love Daffodils? Don't miss the Meriden Daffodil Festival: a free annual event in Connecticut.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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Daffodils by the Gate
See 50,0000 sunny blooms during the annual Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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See 50,0000 sunny blooms during the annual Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Daffodils in View
See 50,0000 sunny blooms during the annual Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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A Glorious Spring DayContinue to 6 of 15 below.
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Daffodil Close-UpContinue to 7 of 15 below.
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Bringing the Outdoors InContinue to 8 of 15 below.
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Overlooking the WaterContinue to 9 of 15 below.
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Fountain & FlowersContinue to 10 of 15 below.
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Stone BenchContinue to 11 of 15 below.
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A Carpet of ColorContinue to 12 of 15 below.
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A Memorable Spring StrollContinue to 13 of 15 below.
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Fields of FlowersContinue to 14 of 15 below.
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The Summer HouseContinue to 15 of 15 below.
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A Winding Garden Path