Blooming Good Times at Flower Show

With nothing but summery sunshine on tap, flowers and floral designs of virtually every stripe also awaited those visiting the 21st annual Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff mansion in Newport this weekend. We took in the opening night party Friday and found the grounds full of floral and landscape designs, abundant food stations, ample libations, and all manner of folks bedecked in their colorful finest.


The sweeping front lawn of Rosecliff was a showcase of local landscape designers, including All American Landscaping of Middletown, All Island Landscape of Portsmouth, Bartlett Tree Experts of Seekonk, Inspired Design of Middletown, and Verde Garden Design of Newport.


Very nice touches throughout the whole Gatsby-esque event include actor/dancers garbed in gold, posing in giant flower urns or standing by a wine station pouring vino for guests. The place is also a veritable outdoor mall with dozens of vendors peddling fine crafts and wares, from olive oil and balsamic vinegars, to hand-crafted nautical belts and bags, to flowery hats, scarves, shoes, slacks, boots, and more.



Photos by Paul E. Kandarian



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