Daffodil Days at Blithewold

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    A Spring Tradition

    Daffodil Days at Blithewold A Spring Tradition
    ••• See 50,0000 sunny blooms during the annual Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

    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...MORE 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

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    Daffodils by the Gate

    Daffodils by the Gate
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Moon Gate

    Daffodil Days at Blithewold - Moon Gate Photo
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Daffodils in View

    Daffodil Days at Blithewold - Daffodils in View
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

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    A Glorious Spring Day

    Daffodil Days at Blithewold - A Glorious Spring Day
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Daffodil Close-Up

    Daffodil Close-Up Photo - Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion Gardens Arboretum
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

    See 50,0000 sunny blooms during the annual Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island.

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    Bringing the Outdoors In

    Blithewold Mansion Picture - Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum in Bristol Rhode Island
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold The second mansion at Blithewold was built in English Country Manor style in 1908. It replaced a Queen Anne-style house built in 1896, which burned to the ground in 1906. The home was designed to take maximum advantage of surrounding views. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

    See 50,0000 sunny blooms during the annual Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island.

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    Overlooking the Water

    Photo - Blithewold Mansion Overlooks Narragansett Bay
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold Blithewold overlooks Narragansett Bay's blue waters, and budding trees join the property's thousands of daffodils in coloring the estate each spring. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

    See 50,0000 sunny blooms during the annual Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island.

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    Fountain & Flowers

    Daffodil Days at Blithewold - Fountain and Flowers
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Stone Bench

    Blithewold Daffodil Days - Stone Bench Photo
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

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    A Carpet of Color

    Daffodil Days Blithewold - A Carpet of Color
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold Densely planted daffodils carpet the North Garden at Blithewold in yellow and white each spring during the mansion's annual Daffodil Days. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

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    A Memorable Spring Stroll

    A Memorable Spring Stroll - Daffodil Days at Blithewold
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Fields of Flowers

    Blithewold Mansion Bristol Rhode Island Daffodil Days Photo - Fields of Flowers
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

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    The Summer House

    Daffodil Days at Blithewold - The Summer House
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

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    A Winding Garden Path

    A Winding Garden Path Picture - Daffodil Days at Blithewold in Rhode Island
    ••• Daffodil Days at Blithewold. © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

    See 50,0000 sunny blooms during the annual Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island.