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Blithewold Mansion Gardens & Arboretum

October 2021

Nature Drawing at Blithewold: October 28: Texture on Branches

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

The Nature Drawing Class's are an opportunity for students to look to Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum for inspiration to draw. Working from pictures and found natural objects, the class will focus on rendering color, texture and design in nature. A variety of art materials and techniques will be presented with colored pencil the main medium. Beginning and intermediate students are encouraged to attend. Students may bring their own art pencils. Bristol board and supplementary materials will be available. Guidelines will…

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November 2021

Nature Drawing at Blithewold: November 4: Neutral Compositions

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

The Nature Drawing Class's are an opportunity for students to look to Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum for inspiration to draw. Working from pictures and found natural objects, the class will focus on rendering color, texture and design in nature. A variety of art materials and techniques will be presented with colored pencil the main medium. Beginning and intermediate students are encouraged to attend. Students may bring their own art pencils. Bristol board and supplementary materials will be available. Guidelines will…

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Gifts from the Garden: Flavored-Infused Oils and Vinegars

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Create thoughtful gifts to pamper your favorite people. Join Connie Ganley as she guides us in making DIY care packages!Create the perfect gift for yourself or a friend over the holidays. 

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Nature Drawing at Blithewold: November 18: Dried Found Objects in Nature

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

The Nature Drawing Class's are an opportunity for students to look to Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum for inspiration to draw. Working from pictures and found natural objects, the class will focus on rendering color, texture and design in nature. A variety of art materials and techniques will be presented with colored pencil the main medium. Beginning and intermediate students are encouraged to attend. Students may bring their own art pencils. Bristol board and supplementary materials will be available. Guidelines will…

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Night Lights – November 26

November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – November 27

November 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – November 28

November 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Beyond the Boughs – Looking back at the History of Holiday Plants

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

The winter holidays is a time for seasonal decor often inspired by plant material.Most of us know the stories about where Christmas trees came from and perhaps mistletoe, but when it comes to why Mandarin Oranges were so critical that they made headlines or why 1938 Hollywood could only show poinsettias as cut flowers, then things begin to get even more interesting. Join author Matt Mattus as he shares some of the most engaging stories of forgotten plants, lost creations…

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December 2021

Night Lights – December 1

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Nature Drawing at Blithewold: December 2: Evergreens

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

The Nature Drawing Class's are an opportunity for students to look to Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum for inspiration to draw. Working from pictures and found natural objects, the class will focus on rendering color, texture and design in nature. A variety of art materials and techniques will be presented with colored pencil the main medium. Beginning and intermediate students are encouraged to attend. Students may bring their own art pencils. Bristol board and supplementary materials will be available. Guidelines will…

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Night Lights – December 2

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 3

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 4

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 5

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 8

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Nature Drawing at Blithewold: December 9: Holly and Berries

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

The Nature Drawing Class's are an opportunity for students to look to Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum for inspiration to draw. Working from pictures and found natural objects, the class will focus on rendering color, texture and design in nature. A variety of art materials and techniques will be presented with colored pencil the main medium. Beginning and intermediate students are encouraged to attend. Students may bring their own art pencils. Bristol board and supplementary materials will be available. Guidelines will…

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Night Lights – December 9

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 10

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Gifts from the Garden: Herbal Teas

December 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Create thoughtful gifts to pamper your favorite people. Join Connie Ganley as she guides us in making DIY care packages!Create the perfect gift for yourself or a friend over the holidays. 

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Night Lights – December 11

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 12

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Creating a Holiday Floral Centerpiece with Blakely Szosz

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Take some time to enjoy a workshop with Blakely Szosz who has a decidedly informal approach to a formal design.We will create a stunning and long-lasting floral centerpiece to dress up your seasonal decor. We are excited to note that designs will be assembled without single-use floral foam. Multiple techniques and tricks will be discussed and shared so that participants can practice eco-friendly design at home all year long.

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Night Lights – December 15

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Nature Drawing at Blithewold: December 16: Reflective Glass Surface

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

The Nature Drawing Class's are an opportunity for students to look to Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum for inspiration to draw. Working from pictures and found natural objects, the class will focus on rendering color, texture and design in nature. A variety of art materials and techniques will be presented with colored pencil the main medium. Beginning and intermediate students are encouraged to attend. Students may bring their own art pencils. Bristol board and supplementary materials will be available. Guidelines will…

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Night Lights – December 16

December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 17

December 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 18

December 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 19

December 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 22

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 23

December 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 26

December 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 29

December 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 30

December 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – December 31

December 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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January 2022

Night Lights – January 5

January 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – January 6

January 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Night Lights – January 7

January 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s has to offer.Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Provided by RI Cruisin' Cocktails.

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Watercolor Painting with Artist Mary Ellen Dwyer

January 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - February 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Discover the joy of watercolor painting in this beginner/intermediate course.Through demonstrations, learn the basics of tools, color, composition, and paint application as you learn new techniques and work on developing your inner artistic talent. Individualized instruction will guide each student in creating beautiful watercolor paintings. 8 Student maximum per classMary Ellen is a Signature artist of the RI Watercolor Society and has been teaching for many years.Supply list to be sent upon registration. Meet at Carriage House.

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Mini Meadow Making: A Look at Meadows on a Garden Scale

January 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Do you want to be part of the solution to restore our natural ecosystems?Are you interested in attracting pollinators, reducing the maintenance of your lawn, and creating a more sustainable landscape? Laura Willson will present the possibilities you can implement to be part of the climate solution: from proper plant selection to managing the garden throughout the season to borrowing planting techniques from large-scale meadows. Laura will illustrate how garden designers and horticulturists apply these techniques to great success.

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Basic Garden Design with Blakely Szosz

January 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

As a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Blakely has found design principles to be a guiding force in all successful plantings.Structure, texture, contrast, harmony, scale, and color are all considerations that can and should be applied to gardens. From a large estate to a perennial border, courtyard, or even a single container this presentation will help the participant look at their own work with a fresh perspective.

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February 2022

John Tschirch’s Winter Lecture Series

February 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am - February 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

This lecture series explores the inspiration behind some of the great gardens of the world.This lecture series explores the inspiration behind some of the great gardens of the world, from meditation to images of paradise and the use of brilliant color and innovative plant forms. Each garden is a vision of a perfect natural world, one where superb design blends harmoniously with the extraordinary cultivation of plants, flowers, and trees. Each is a window onto the culture and aspirations, as…

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Flower Power-Becoming a Better Flower Gardener

February 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

This presentation will cure any gardener who might be bored with what they might find at local garden centers or struggle to grow some of...This presentation will cure any gardener who might be bored with what they might find at local garden centers or struggle to grow some of the most beautiful flowers. Matt Mattus, Author of Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening, is a local New England garden writer who has dedicated his entire life to growing nearly every…

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