Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809

401-253-2707

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 that range in character from mysterious to exotic and from poetic to practical. 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. 

Our Mission:To preserve New England’s finest garden estate through excellence in horticulture and historic preservation, and by our example to teach and inspire others.

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