June 28, 2018

The 2018 Newport Flower Show

This summer, I hope you'll have the opportunity to visit at least one beautiful flower show.

Last week, Kevin Sharkey and I traveled to Rhode Island to attend the 23rd annual Newport Flower Show hosted by The Preservation Society of Newport County at the magnificent Rosecliff Mansion. Newport is a beautiful place to visit. Famous for its stunning shorelines, ocean views, and gilded homes, this city is really an American treasure. The theme of this year's event was “Cottages: Smart & Small” - inspired by the “tiny house” movement emphasizing simple, compact living. The show featured garden displays, colorful floral designs, and many horticultural exhibits indoors and out. Kevin and I were honored to participate in a book signing and lecture. All proceeds from the Newport Flower Show benefit the ongoing landscape and restoration efforts of The Preservation Society of Newport County, which owns and operates Rosecliff.

Here are some photos - enjoy. Tomorrow, I will share images from some of the beautiful gardens I visited while in the Newport area.