The 2018 Newport Flower Show will celebrate its 23rd year with a variety of special events, including appearances on Friday and Saturday by lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, expert guest speakers, Sachi Rose Pollard and Shawna Coronado, beautiful floral designs, impressive horticulture exhibits, stunning garden displays, unique shopping opportunities, and more. The Show opens on Friday, June 22 and runs through Sunday, June 24, 2018.
This year’s theme, Cottages: Smart & Small, will celebrate the tiny house lifestyle. Today’s cottages, much like their gilded ancestors, are also about lifestyle. The Newport 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.
You don’t have to have a knack for growing plants and keeping them healthy. Residents and their families, even employees of West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will enjoy this year’s entertainment and educational lectures.
AARP Rhode Island Invites You to Visit
Floral designer Sachi Rose Pollard will entertain and educate about Small & Sustainable Arrangements on Friday, June 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Television personality, entrepreneur and best-selling author Martha Stewart will help to kick off the Newport Flower Show at its Opening Night Party on Friday, June 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and she gives a flower arranging demonstration on Saturday, June 23, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Afterward, Martha’s new book Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering and Enjoying will be available for purchase and signing. Ticket includes one-day Show admission.
AARP Rhode Island invites you to visit their tent on the front lawn of Rosecliff on June 23-24 and meet Shawna Coronado, author of The Wellness Garden. She’ll be discussing ways to turn your space into an oasis of natural beauty and health. Stop by, meet Shawna and pick up a free autographed copy of her new book, while supplies last.
Creating Your Own Wellness Garden
Do you love to garden, but feel concerned about the physical strain? Are you in search of ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle, or even combat specific chronic health issues? Noted garden author and speaker Shawna Coronado has good news for you. In The Wellness Garden, she details exactly how she has learned to use her garden as a key tool in her battle with osteoarthritis and other chronic pain issues. In this inspiring but highly practical book, you will learn from Shawna’s life-changing garden experience how to create your own Wellness Garden – and gain the healthier lifestyle you desire and need.
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.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the Newport Flower Show, as well as special events and featured lectures throughout the weekend, visit www.NewportFlowerShow.org. You can also follow the Newport Flower Show on Facebook and Twitter and follow the Newport Mansions on Instagram.