Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“A Taste of Gilded Glamour” – Afternoon tea, talk, and book signing of Private Newport: Houses, People, Style with Bettie Pardee.
With parallels to Downton Abbey, this illustrated lecture captures Newport’s incomparable style, celebrated old-world homes, and sophisticated residents.
Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members
For reservations, please contact: Allan Millora – Registrar
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
401-253-2707 x 21
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.
Blithewold Mansion Gardens & Arboretum
101 Ferry Road (Rt. 114)
Bristol, RI 02809