Each April, tens of thousands of Daffodils trumpet the arrival of Spring at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol. The well-known daffodil display blankets the 33-acre seaside estate with more than fifty thousand daffodils that delight visitors for nearly a month throughout Spring. Meander the blossom-filled Mansion grounds, and keep an eye out on social media for Blithewold's "Don’t Miss Moments” featuring photos of the gardens and grounds displaying Mother Nature's bounty on any given day.
Daffodil days is run in conjunction with a number of other events on the Mansion grounds. Happenings include:
Afternoon Tea | April 5th – May 13th
Tuesday – Friday, 1:00, 3:00 pm
Daffodils at Dusk | April 15th - May 6th
Live jazz, complimentary wine tastings and the opportunity to explore the grounds after hours. An outdoor scavenger hunt will be available for children as well. Free with regular museum admission.
Fridays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gateway to Spring | April 23rd – 29th
A Botanical Exhibition
Springtime ephemerals include:
- April: Dozens of Varieties of Daffodils
- Early May:Star Magnolia, Quince, Spirea, Flowering Cherry, Primroses, Corylopsis, Hyacinth, Balkan Anemone, Enkianthus, Honeysuckle, Sweet Shrub, Weigela,
- and Viburnum
- Mid-May: Tulips, Magnolia, Crabapple, Cherries, Primrose, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Trillium, Mayapple, Dove Tree, Witch Alder, Woodland Phlox, Sweet Woodruff, Spanish Bluebells, and Euphorbia
- Late May: Jack in the Pulpit, Ornamental Onions, Columbines, Ferns, Lupines, Japanese Snowbell, Campanula, Nepeta, Forget-Me-Nots, Violas, Summer Snowflake, Sicilian Honey Garlic, and Deutzia