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Daffodil Days at Blithewold

Seaside Estate is a Colorful Wonder Each Spring

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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. 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 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.

The Daffodil Days event runs April 1 through 27 in 2014. For an added treat, enjoy Afternoon Tea in the mansion's dining room Tuesday through Friday at 1 or 3 p.m. between April 8 and 25 during the month-long celebration (advance reservations required). For information, call 401-253-2707.

Also at Blithewold: The Tallest Giant Sequoia East of the Rockies

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