NEWPORT, RI – The 2018 Newport Flower Show, themed Cottages: Smart & Small, will take place at Rosecliff from Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24. America’s premier summer flower show will celebrate the tiniest of homes, which are smart in both technology and style; their adjacent gardens are equally thoughtful, livable spaces, both functional and beautiful.
Newport Flower Show highlights include the opening night party, presented by Loren Hope and Randall Poirier/Independence Financial Partners, on Friday, June 22, including an appearance by lifestyle maven Martha Stewart; dinner and a movie presented by Brooks Brothers, including a film viewing of “This Beautiful Fantastic” on Saturday, June 23; afternoon tea reception on Friday, June 22; champagne and jazz brunch on Sunday, June 24; a lecture luncheon with Brooklyn-based floral designer Sachi Rose Pollard on Friday, June 22 and a book-signing with Martha Stewart on Saturday, June 23. Additionally, award-winning botanical artist Sarah Boynton will exhibit 25 of her pieces in the dining room of Rosecliff throughout the weekend, featuring jewelry, accessories, and beyond – all made entirely of plant material to create a stunning display.
The front lawn of Rosecliff will be transformed into a “neighborhood” of tiny houses on wheels. Each tiny house will be staged with a garden gate or arbor, a patio area and an extensive container garden, each of a different color scheme/style to coordinate with the character of the tiny house. Rhode Island-based The Tiny Traveling Theatre will also provide the setting for 15-20-minute free pop-up lectures and demonstrations by noted plant experts, flower designers and gardeners on the front lawn throughout the weekend.
For more details and event times, pricing information, and to purchase tickets for the Newport Flower Show and the special events and featured lectures throughout the weekend, visit www.NewportFlowerShow.org.
The magnificent three-day event, which benefits The Preservation Society of Newport County, welcomes back Bartlett Tree Experts as its Presenting Sponsor. Additional sponsors include AARP; Atria Senior Living; BankNewport; Brooks Brothers; Coca Cola Bottling Company of Southeastern New England; Dasani; Loren Hope; National Trust Insurance Services; Randal S. Poirer, Independence Financial Partners; United Airlines; U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; and The Newport Daily News.
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 Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area's historic architecture, landscapes and decorative arts. Its 11 historic properties—seven of them National Historic Landmarks—span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development. Follow the Newport Flower Show on Facebook and Twitter and follow the Newport Mansions on Instagram.