The Newport Flower Show will celebrate its 16th year as America’s premier summer flower show on the historic grounds of Rosecliff in Newport, Rhode Island from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26.
The Show kicks off the Newport social season with the much-anticipated Opening Night Cocktail Party on Friday, June 24 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 legendary cake artist Sylvia Weinstock and international floral consultant Kevin Ylvisaker.
The Horticulture Division at the 2011 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 23. 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 24, 2011 - 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Opening Night Party:
Friday, June 24, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For ticket prices and special packages to the 2011 Newport Flower Show, please visit www.NewportFlowerShow.com.
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