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Jade: Eastern Obsessions Newport Flower show 2013

Posted by Darlene McKenzie

June 21-23, 2013

Jade: Eastern Obsessions 

Only one week left . . . 

The Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast has rooms available. Our bed and breakfast is situated in the mansion district, just blocks away from the Rosecliff, an easy stroll to this most anticipated event . .  Newport Flower Show. Stay with us and purchase adult tickets for $15 per person (day of show) 

The Newport Flower Show will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23. Advance sale and Preservation Society member admission tickets are $18 per person. Tickets sold at the door will be $25 on Friday, $23 on Saturday or Sunday. 

The Ivy Lodge is kid friendly and the The Newport Flower Show is the perfect place for kids too!

kid friendly newport flower show

 Introduce your kids to the beauty and passion of gardening by signing them up for some of the children's classes. Advance registration is required:http://www.newportmansions.org/events/newport-flower-show/childrens-division One-day Show tickets for children between the ages of 13 and 17 are $6, and all children 12 and under are admitted free. 

Discover the mysteries of the East. Gardens, treasures, traditions, and native plants all blend to create the simple yet stunning beauty of this exotic part of the world. 

creativty at it%27s finest newport flower showThe Newport Flower Show celebrates its 18th year as America’s premier summer flower show with the theme Jade: Eastern Obsessions. The show will continue through the weekend with themed floral exhibits, horticultural entries, garden designs, photography, and children’s programs. The weekend will also feature two special luncheon lectures presented by inspirational floral designer Hitomi Gilliam and landscape architect Harriet Henderson.  

The Opening Night Party on Friday, June 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will launch Newport's summer season, with a cocktail buffet, live music and dancing, a seaside supper, and other entertaining surprises. The show will continue through the weekend with Eastern-themed floral exhibits, horticultural entries, garden designs, photography, and children’s programs, all staged throughout the elegant reception rooms of Rosecliff, its oceanfront terrace and lawn. 

The expansive front lawn of Rosecliffhttp://www.newportmansions.org/‎ will once-again be filled with beautiful garden displays, offering inspiration for those looking to add color and charm to their own gardens. Don’t forget to visit the Oceanside Boutiques and Gardener’s Marketplace while visiting the Newport Flower Show for all of the finest vendors in garden accessories, clothing, jewelry, gifts and more! It’s the perfect place to find that extra flare needed for your summer garden.       

vendors at newport flower showGuests will be able to browse the Gardeners’ Marketplace for specialty plants, flowers and garden accessories. The shopping experience will continue on the back lawn, in the Oceanside Boutiques featuring additional garden and lifestyle-related products and services.

Bartlett Tree Experts, Presenting Sponsor of the Newport Flower Show, will provide a selection of Asian trees that will be displayed in planters around the front lawn. Bartlett will also host a special garden pavilion on the front lawn featuring a Chinese moongate and topiary dragon leading guests toward the front door of Rosecliff and the floral, horticulture and photography divisions of the Show. Aardvard Antiques of Newport will provide monumental statuary for areas of the front lawn as well.

Six landscape designers will create individual Eastern-themed gardens throughout the front lawn, each including garden statuary reflecting their country’s theme loaned by Schneible Fine Arts of Shelbourne, VT.

Inspired Design of North Kingstown, RI will create an Indian-influenced garden. Principal Karen Barbera was the winner of the Chairmen’s Award for exceptional design and horticulture in a display garden as well as the Garden Club of America Award of Distinction in Education at the 2012 Newport Flower Show.

Crystal Brinson Horticulturist of Fairhaven, MA, a partnership of Crystal Brinson and Kenneth Jardin, will create a Cambodian garden, with an elephant statue to symbolize the spirit of the Cambodian people, while trees and shrubs within the garden signify the family unit. Crystal Brinson won an Environmental Vision Award at the 2013 Boston Flower Show, the URI Master Gardener Association Sustainable Garden Award at the 2012 Newport Flower Show, and the Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton Award at the 2010 Newport Flower Show.

Magma Design Group, Inc. of Pawtucket, RI will create a garden that reflects the Thai aesthetic of simplicity through the use of stone and planting. It will include a water feature and other stone elements influenced by the Japanese stone cutting technique known as wari modoshi. Neil and Samantha Best founded Magma Design Group in 2005. Together, they have received the Boston Society of Landscape Architects Award at the 2012 Boston Flower Show, the Landscape Design Award from the New England Wildflower Society in 2011, and the Exhibitor’s Choice Award at the 2010 Rhode Island Flower Show, among others.

Miskovksy Landscaping, Inc. of Falmouth, MA, will create a Japanese-inspired garden. Paul Miskovsky’s most recent awards include the People’s Choice Award at the New England Spring Flower Show and the Allen C. Haskell Award for Horticultural Excellence at the 2010 Rhode Island Spring Flower Show.

Verde Garden Designs of Newport, RI will create a tranquil garden taking inspiration from classic Korean gardens while blending a contemporary style and aesthetic. Verde Garden Designs is a landscape design studio and garden shop created by Pam Rodgers.

YardWorks, Inc. of Warwick, RI will bring the beauty and grace of Far Eastern traditions to life through the serenity of a Chinese-inspired garden. In business since 1978, YardWorks is a retail garden center and full-service florist, led by Kevin Fox.

For Lodging information: Contact Innkeepers@ivylodge.com, Website: www.ivylodge.com or call to speak to the Innkeepers at 1-800-834-6865

For more information on the flower show, you can email: dfryer@newportmansions.org

The flower show Website:http://www.newportflowershow.org/

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