Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Local nameBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
LocationBristol, USA

The Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum is an arboretum of 13 hectares, located at 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island, midway between Newport and Providence, Rhode Island, on Bristol Harbor with views over Narragansett Bay. It includes a mansion, with a 4 hectares lawn and over 300 species of woody plants in its arboretum and gardens, including both native and exotic species.

The Mansion and its grounds were established in the 1890s by Augustus and Bessie Van Wickle as their summer retreat. Augustus Van Wickle was from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, with a fortune in the coal-mining business and a donor of the Van Wickle gates at Brown University. Today's grounds are primarily the design of John DeWolf, and date between 1896 and 1913.

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Phone 401-253-2707

Address Ferry Road 101, Bristol, RI

Coordinates 41°39'13.061" N -71°15'57.011" E

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