Mansion - Tour and High Tea
Wednesday, May 24th
Depart Wellesley Community Center
219 Washington Street
Return approximately 4:15 PM
Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 2nd.
Space is limited.
Join us for a trip to Blithewold, a 33-acre estate in Bristol, Rhode Island with grand views of Narragansett Bay. This estate 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. Please note: there is some walking, stairs, uneven surfaces and standing for this day trip. This is a non-refundable purchase.
• Deluxe Yankee Line Motorcoach transportation
• Admission and docent lead tour of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum. This 90-minute tour tells the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate visiting each of the ten gardens, the Bamboo Grove, the Summerhouse and the Lord and Burnham greenhouse complex.
• High Tea included in the mansion at 1:00 pm, where you will delight in a cup of tea, freshly baked scones with sweet cream, and a 3-tiered tray filled with sweet and savory treats.
Call us at 781-235-3961 to register for this wonderful event