The Newport Flower Show is pleased to celebrate its 18th year as America’s premier summer flower show, held on the historic grounds of Rosecliff. This year’s theme, Jade-Eastern Obsessions, will take visitors on an exotic tour of Far Eastern traditions and beauty. Jade, the imperial gemstone (valued as highly as gold and available in a rainbow of colors), is the perfect symbol for the 2013 Newport Flower Show. Exhibits will immerse you into cultures as varied and beautiful as the liquid forms of carved jade. It’s easy to understand why so many elements from these storied lands became Eastern Obsessions!
Joining us will be the inspirational floral designer Hitomi Gilliam who will share her masterful skills of the latest techniques and designs. As always, our Horticultural Division aspires to engage gardeners at all levels with opportunities to share their obsessions. East will meet West when notable American landscape architect Harriet Henderson shares her expertise and experiences throughout the Far East and explains how Western gardens have been influenced. Our Photography Division will provoke visitors with mysterious and haunting images from amateur photographers around the world. The Children’s Division will transport the youngest gardeners and designers to the exotic East where they too, can revel in Eastern Obsessions.
The expansive front lawn of Rosecliff will lure visitors through an iconic Moon Gate into gardens filled with “Zen-full” inspirations. As always, shopping at the Oceanside Boutiques and the Gardener’s Marketplace are a much anticipated Newport tradition. The Opening Night Party will launch the summer season in Newport with a cocktail buffet, live music, a seaside supper and other surprises.
Our presenting sponsor, Bartlett Tree Experts, has been a long and valued friend of The Newport Flower Show. Not only do they carefully tend the 88 acres of the Preservation Society’s landscapes and gardens, but it is because of their support that all monies raised through The Newport Flower Show are dedicated to the ongoing restoration and maintenance of the Preservation Society’s grounds.
On behalf of our talented exhibitors, tireless volunteers, wonderful vendors and valued sponsors, we invite you to Newport the weekend of June 21-23, 2013, as we all share our obsession for Jade at the 2013 Newport Flower Show.
Patricia Hamilton Fernandez Candace Morgenstern Jocelyn Sherman
Co-Chair Co-Chair Co-Chair
P.S. There can be nothing more lovely than experiencing our Gardens of the East on the lawns of Rosecliff by moonlight. Optimize your Opening Night Party experience by signing up for the Enchanted Evening Rose package featuring a luxurious supper in a most unique setting.