Digging Deeper: Landscape in Translation—Arts & Crafts Ideals in the 21st Century

Digging Deeper: Landscape in Translation—Arts & Crafts Ideals in the 21st Century

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Sat, Jun 20, 2020
1:00 PM

With sweeping views of the Narragansett Bay, Blithewold was created as a seaside summer retreat in the 1890s and remained in the same family for almost 100 years. Today, this 33-acre estate evokes the romance of the Country Place era. The landscape itself reflects the Arts and Crafts style with harmony between house and grounds and amongst the various gardens; garden rooms of an intimate scale ranging in character from mysterious to exotic, poetic to practical; carefully designed and locally crafted details including stonework, wellheads, and fountains; and a remarkable collection of more than 500 species of trees and shrubs. Explore this landscape and its rich history in a walking tour with John Tschirch (architectural historian and honorary member of the Garden Club of America), Fred Perry (Blithewold’s director of horticulture) and Gail Read (gardens and greenhouse manager).

Location
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI  02809

Date and time
Saturday, June 20, 2020
1 p.m.

Registration
$30 Garden Conservancy members
$40 General admission

For more information, call the Garden Conservancy Open Days toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442, or via email at opendays@gardenconservancy.org.