By Susan Gale
Every Tuesday morning from 9-11 am, the Blithewold estate in Bristol holds a garden volunteer opportunity that sounds great for families.
Blithewold’s vegetable garden provides fresh, organic fruits and vegetables to the East Bay Food Pantry. This year they are inviting local individuals and families to join them in harvesting, washing, and packing these donations.
You may go as often as you like. It is recommended that you bring gardening gloves, sunscreen, and a hat. It is canceled if raining. The volunteering continues through September 24, 2019, and there are only 10 spots each week so register here.
Blithewold is also holding kid’s concerts on August 15 and 22, 2019. The cost of admission ($32 family of four; $15/adults; $6/youth 6-17) gets you into the concerts as well as the estate and gardens. The concerts are called: Turnip the Beet: A Kid’s Concert Series at Blithewold. Learn more about this here.
Blithewold is a 33-acre summer estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay and 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 and is 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.
101 Ferry Road (RT 114)
Bristol, RI 02809
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Susan Gale is publisher of Kidoinfo and CEO of its parent company, Gale Force Communications.