17th Annual Newport Flower Show June 22-24th in Newport RI
The Newport Flower Show is pleased to celebrate its 17th year as America’s premier summer flower show. Themed "Salsa - A Celebration of Latin Cultures," the 2012 Newport Flower Show will be held on the historic grounds of Rosecliff in Newport, Rhode Island from Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24.
The Show kicks off the Newport social season with the much-anticipated Opening Night Cocktail Party on Friday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m., featuring a cocktail buffet, live music and other exciting surprises, and continues through the weekend with themed floral designs, horticultural exhibits, garden displays, unique shopping and free lectures.
The show will also feature special appearances and lectures by famed floral designer Mario Fernandez and former director of the National Gardening Bureau Derek Fell. Tickets can be bought for the Luncheon and Lecture, or just the lecture, for both these reknowned gentlemen on the website for the Newport Flower Show. Mario's luncheon and lecture will be on Friday, June 22 and Derek's luncheon and lecture will be on Saturday, June 23.
The Horticulture Division at the 2012 Newport Flower Show will also be offering the general public the chance to bring their favorite plant or prettiest flower to be judged and displayed during the weekend’s festivities. To enter, gardeners are invited to bring their best-cut specimens and finely-planted perennials and annuals to Rosecliff on Thursday, June 21. Experienced horticulturists will be on hand to qualify entries and provide expert advice and gardening tips. For entry guidelines and submission timeframe, please visit www.NewportFlowerShow.org or call 401.847.1000.
All proceeds from the Newport Flower Show benefit the ongoing landscape restoration efforts of The Preservation Society of Newport County, a private non-profit organization accredited by the American Association of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area's historic architecture, landscapes and decorative arts.
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Special “Bring A Friend” Day)
Opening Night Party:
Friday, June 22, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.