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Blithewold Mansion & Gardens (9:30 A.M. - 3 P.M.)
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
Blithewold Mansion & Gardens
101 Ferry Rd
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Daffodils. Fifty-thousand of them in bloom during our visit to this 33-acre seaside estate in Bristol, RI, established in the 1890s by the Van Wickle family as their summer retreat. We’ll tour both the gardens and the 45-room English-style mansion, one of the fewlate 19th and early 20th century New England estates that retain their integrity and authenticity down to the details of plant materials and interior furnishings. After our 90-minute tour we’ll enjoy an elegant high tea lunch (scones, mini-sandwiches, quiche and desserts) served in the Mansion’s dining room. Van departs Café Tatte, 70 Charles Street, at 9:30 a.m. and Starbucks, 165 Newbury Street, at 9:35 a.m. BHV members: $85. Guests of BHV members and prospective members: $90. Price includes transportation, admission to and tour of the Mansion and Gardens and high tea lunch.