We're off to Rhode Island for:
- Guided Tour of Blithewold Mansion plus time to visit the many gardens
- Lunch at Spirito’s Restaurant in Providence
- Meet the farmers and pick tulips at Wicked Tulips Flower Farm
Overlooking the Narragansett Bay, Blithewold is one of the finest garden estates in New England. In the spring, their ‘Ocean of Daffodils’ is breathtaking with 50,000 blossoms, including many unusual varieties as well as rare trees, and rock gardens.
Our visit includes guided tours of the garden and magnificent 45-room Mansion that was lived in by the Van Winkle / McKee family for over 80 years.
Lunch will be enjoyed at Spirito’s Restaurant on Federal Hill in Providence, RI. Owned and operated by two brothers, Spiritos is known for their authentic Italian Cuisine. Menu: Salad, choice of Chichen Parm, Veal Parm, or Stuffed Sole all served with a tasty dessert and coffee. Entrée choice in advance, please.
This afternoon we’re off to meet the owners and pick tulips at Wicked Tulips Flower Farm. Joroen and Keriann Koeman are excited to offer the first and only locally grown tulip bulbs in New England. Bring a bucket and pick some of their high quality, never seen before tulip varieties.
for more details
Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford
Commuter Lot, 500 Main Street, East Hartford
Estimated return times: 6:30 p.m. in East Hartford, 7:00 p.m. in West Hartford.
$89/person with CHS Member Discount
Price Includes: All admissions and Tours, Sit-down luncheon, Deluxe motorcoach transportation, and
Friendship Tours Tour Director. (Does not include: tulips)