Blithewood Garden @ Bard College

Blithewood Garden @ Bard College
County: Dutchess Co
Open: Year-Round
Price: Free
Dog-friendly: No, Dogs are not Allowed

Blithewood Garden, a classic example of a walled Italianate garden, was designed circa 1903 by Francis L. V. Hoppin (1867–1941) of the architectural firm Hoppin & Koen.

Situated on a steeply sloping bluff approximately 130 feet above the Hudson River, Blithewood is a 45-acre section of the Bard College campus that was once part of a historic estate comprising a manor house, outbuildings, drives, gardens, lawns, and meadows.

Located in the heart of the Hudson River National Historic Landmark District, Blithewood Garden today remains as breathtakingly beautiful as ever, including its awe-inspiring backdrop of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River.

The Arboretum grounds are open daily year-round sunrise to sunset.
The Arboretum office is open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3:30 pm, located at Buildings and Grounds

Admission: Free

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