Newport Flower Show Postponed until 2021
The 25th Newport Flower Show, scheduled for June 19-21, 2020, at Rosecliff, has been postponed until June 18-20, 2021. The show will retain its theme, “Voices In The Garden,” and all of the competitive classes will remain the same.
Moonlight, Summer Moonlight
'Tis moonlight, summer moonlight,
All soft and still and fair;
The solemn hour of midnight
Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere,
But most where trees are sending
Their breezy boughs on high,
Or stooping low are lending
A shelter from the sky.
And there in those wild bowers
A lovely form is laid;
Green grass and dew-steeped flowers
Wave gently round her head.
Emily Jane Brontë
Review the Floral Design Division Rules & Guidelines | Floral Design Entry Form
Class 5 Night and Day | Judges’ Invitational Challenge | Ballroom | 4 Entries
Staging: All floral materials and tools supplied.
Class 6 Stargazer | Ballroom | 4 Entries
Stars have long held the fascination of man, so much so they created stories to connect the points of light and give them meaning.
A Contemporary Design. Staging: On a drum painted Rosecliff White measuring 29”H x 27” round. Viewed from all sides. Photo of staging will be included in the exhibitor packet.
Class 7 Garden Nymphs | Ballroom | 4 Entries
The Greeks believed Nymphs were spirits bound to specific places in nature; forests, springs, rivers, mountains…often appearing in moonlight in the form of young maidens.
A Floral Headpiece. Staging: On a head form resting on a pedestal painted black measuring 42”H x 14-1/2” Round. Design may include dried plants but must include some fresh plant material. Viewed from all sides. Photo of staging will be included in the exhibitor packet. Exhibitor may take possession of the head form upon registration. (See Rule 23)
Class 8 Full Moon | Ballroom | 4 Entries
Since ancient times, full moons have been associated with the strange and unusual. Indeed, the word “lunacy” came from Roman Goddess of the Moon, Luna, who rode her silver chariot across the sky each night. It was thought that the full moon held special powers and was associated with everything from fertility to magical transformation.
A Mass Design* Staging: On a mirrored pedestal measuring 34” H x 14” Square. Viewed from all sides. Photo of staging will be included in the exhibitor Packet.
*Design must conform to either a Traditional Mass or Modern Mass descriptions as per the definition contained in Glossary.
Class 9 Crescent | Ballroom | 4 Entries
The Crescent Moon falls on either side of a Full Moon, waxing as it builds towards the Full Moon and waning as it moves away. British legend says that if Christmas falls on a Waxing Crescent the next harvest will be bountiful, but if it falls on a Waning Crescent then crops would fail.
A Crescent Design* Staging: On a pedestal painted Rosecliff White measuring 42”H x 24” Square. Viewed from three sides. Photo of staging will be included in the exhibitor packet.
*Design must conform to Crescent Design as per the definition contained in Glossary.
Class 10 Harvest Moon | Ballroom | 4 Entries
The Harvest Moon is unlike any other moon. It falls near the autumnal equinox and was considered special because it rises within about 30 minutes of sunset providing maximum light and extended the harvesting day. Also, because the moon rises so quickly it appears larger and often has an orange tint because it is seen so close to the horizon where the earth’s atmosphere is thickest. Shine on Harvest Moon!
A Design of the Exhibitor’s Choice. Staging: On a pedestal painted Rosecliff White measuring 42”H x 18” Square. Viewed from three sides. Photo of staging will be included in the exhibitor packet.
Class 11 Fireflies | Library | 4 Entries
There are legends the world over about the significance of Fireflies. Some believed they foretold death, some thought they were the spirits of long-gone warriors. The fire of their glow just captures the imagination. They are not really flies but actually in the beetle family. A special firefly phenomenon called simultaneous bioluminescence occurs in only two places in the world. It’s when the entire swarm of fireflies sync up their flashes, and you’ll have to go to Southeast Asia or the Great Smokey Mountains to catch that light show.
A Design of the Exhibitor’s Choice. Staging: On a balustrade console painted Rosecliff White. Two designs will be staged on each console. Design should be confined to a space of 15” W x 12” D (No height restriction). Upon registration, exhibitor will be supplied with LED lights which must be incorporated into the design. Viewed from three sides. Photo of staging will be included in the exhibitor packet.
Class 12 Lovers’ Moon | Ballroom | 4 Entries
The light of the moon has inspired poets and lovers alike. “Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born; you are my sun, my moon and all my stars.” e. e. cummings
An Exhibition Table. Staging: On a console painted Rosecliff White measuring 36”H x 32” W x 17-1/4” D with attached backboard 45”H x 32” W. Viewed from three sides. Photo of staging will be included in the exhibitor packet.
Floral Design Division Glossary
Arrangement or Floral Design: Plant material and other components organized according to the principles and elements of design to create a unified whole.
Botanical Embellishment: An artistic craft enhancing a man-made object with all dried plant material that may be artificially treated. Complete coverage of the object is not required.
Contemporary Design: Floral design not following traditional styles, using imagination and creativity to devise new approaches to the selection and organization of plant material and other components according to principles and elements of design.
Crescent Design: an arrangement with an extend side and top to give the crescent shape.
Exhibition Table: a display using the components of dining in an artistic presentation as a coordinated design. The practical service of food should not be implied.
Key Card: A numbered list of botanical and common names accompanying an exhibit. Corresponding numbers are placed with each individual sample of untreated plant material. Card to be supplied in Botanical Arts Exhibitor’s package.
Mass Design (Modern): Groupings of limited varieties of plant material with emphasis on bold design, blocks of color, contrasting forms and textures.
Mass Design (Traditional): Profusion of flowers of various forms and sizes arranged in an oval, triangular or fan-shaped design, a closed silhouette having more solids than voids.
New Exhibitor: A person or group who is entering The Newport Flower Show for the first time in their respective division. Exhibitor(s) must self-identify for this award.
Novice: An exhibitor/s who has never won a blue ribbon in their respective division at The Newport Flower Show. Exhibitor(s) must self-identify for this award.
Statement of Intent: A brief written paragraph (no more than 25 words) offering explanation of the exhibitor’s creation. Blank cards to be supplied in Exhibitor’s package.