The Newport Flower show offers inspiration and beauty to all who attend. Colorful floral designs, horticulture exhibits, garden displays, lectures, demonstrations, special events, and unique shopping opportunities abound. Plant lovers will think they have died and gone to heaven. Rosecliff Mansion, one of Newport’s most famous historic Gilded Age homes, traditionally hosts the event.
Each Newport Flower Show has its own theme and this year’s is “Fete des Fleurs” (French for “Festival of Flowers”). This year’s event will have a focus on showcasing the French influence in garden design. Rosecliff Mansion, which was modeled on the Petit Trianon at Versailles, fits right into this theme.
Show highlights this year include celebrity floral designer Jeff Leatham and noted scholar on French garden history Dr. Eric T. Haskell as special guest speakers. Fashion icon and interior designer Iris Apfel is the guest of honor at Friday’s Afternoon Tea reception. Tales of her fabulous life in the world of fashion and design are sure to unfold.
The Opening Night Party, Friday, 6pm to 9pm, is the unofficial kick-off for Newport’s summer season. Come enjoy the delicious cocktail buffet, live music, and dancing. There will also be shopping at the Oceanside Boutiques and Gardeners’ Marketplace.
The Fête de la Lune (Feast by Moonlight) is a new attraction this year but one that seems destined to become a favorite. Spend an evening at Rosecliff and enjoy a picnic basket supper while viewing the display gardens. Ths event also includes shopping at the Flower Show vendors on the Rosecliff front lawn.
Those who choose to have the opportunity to stay after supper for a viewing of the 2015 movie “A Little Chaos.”
Fête de la Lune is scheduled for Saturday, 6pm to 8pm. “A Little Chaos” begins at 7:45pm.
Newport Flower Show 2017
June 23-25, 2017
Fri, 10:30am to 5pm – Sat & Sun, 9am to 5pm
Rosecliff Mansion – 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI
Free parking and shuttle bus service will be provided to the Newport Flower Show from the Newport Grand parking lot on Admiral Kalbfus Boulevard. Be sure to visit www.newportmansions.org/events/newport-flower-show for more information and tickets.
Newport Flower Show Lodging
Make the most of your Newport getaway with a stay at a Newport County Inn and Bed & Breakfast! Custom accommodations, plush amenities, delicious breakfasts, and true hospitality is yours at any one of the many, locally owned and operated Newport B&B’s. See you at the show!