Rose cliff, one of the most elegant mansions in Newport, R.I., and the backdrop for much of the movie ''The Great Gatsby,'' is the setting for the Preservation Society of Newport County's flower show 2010 on June 25-27. As one of the Ivy Lodge bed and breakfast, Newport RI most anticipated events, the Newport Flower Show celebrates its 15th year as America's premier summer flower show with an African theme. Safari - Flora and Fauna will capture our imaginations with the exotic treasures of a continent that boasts the most diverse range of plants and animals in the world. Aside from viewing the show's wonderful flower arrangements and horticulture exhibits, make a day of it and take time to enjoy a lunch and lecture/demonstration by world-class flower arranger Marie Françoise Deprez. And, of course, give yourself lot's of time to shop the fabulous boutiques that have been set up on the lawns over-looking the magnificent cliff walk along the Atlantic Ocean! The Flower show is a short stroll from the Ivy Lodge bed and breakfast either via the cliff walk or the Famed Bellevue Avenue.
It is befitting that this particular Newport preservation mansion, The Rose cliff, would be chosen to annually host the Newport RI flower show. Originally, the Rose cliff was the summer home of George Bancroft, a horticulturist remembered for his hybrid American Beauty rose. Rose cliff was acquired in 1888 by Theresa Fair Oelrichs, one of the grandes dames of Gilded Age society. She commissioned Stanford White to design a new Rose cliff, modeling it after Louis XIV's Grand Trianon at Versailles.
The flower show starts June 25 and runs to June 27. The location is one of the Newport Preservation society's mansions, the Rose cliff. This event is New England's premier summertime flower and horticulture show includes judged flower arrangements, a horticultural tent brimming with plants and flowers, demonstrations, lectures and a spectacular garden marketplace in the elegant reception rooms and on the expansive oceanfront lawn of Rose cliff, a Gilded Age mansion. For info: The Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840. Phone: (401) 847-1000. Fax: (401) 841-1361. E-mail: email@example.com. Web. or contact the Ivy lodge Bed and Breakfast, Newport, RI at firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.ivylodge.com
An important note: All proceeds from the Newport Flower Show are dedicated to the ongoing restoration and maintenance of The Preservation Society of Newport County's 88 acres of gardens and landscapes
Each day of the 2010 Newport Flower Show offers guest's opportunities to enjoy judged horticultural specimens and floral designs, special garden exhibitions, free lectures and demonstrations, as well as wonderful shopping experiences in both the Oceanside Boutiques and the Gardeners' Marketplace. Tickets are also available for special luncheons, lectures and workshops.
Be a part of this much-anticipated festive event that kicks off the Newport summer season. Enjoy the scrumptious cocktail buffet while viewing the fresh floral arrangements and horticultural extravaganzas, shopping the Oceanside Boutiques and Gardeners' Marketplace, mingling with friends and making new ones. As always, there will be plenty of surprises too!
General Show Admission Adult Youth (13-17) Youth (12 & under)
Advance purchase & Members--any day $17 $6 Free
At the door Friday, June 25 only $25 $6 Free
At the door Saturday, June 26
or Sunday, June 27 $23 $6 Free
"Bring a Friend" Offer Sunday only 2 tickets for $25
Come on Sunday and bring a friend! The two of you will save $21 off the Day of Show price.
Valid on Sunday, June 27 onlyJune 25-27. Rosecliff, Newport, RI. New England's premier summertime flower and horticulture show includes judged flower arrangements, a horticultural tent brimming with plants and flowers, demonstrations, lectures and a spectacular garden marketplace in the elegant reception rooms and on the expansive oceanfront lawn of Rosecliff, a Gilded Age mansion. For info: The Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840. Phone: (401) 847-1000. Fax: (401) 841-1361. E-mail: email@example.com. Web