Newport Flower Show Blooms French Style

We happened by the 22nd Annual Newport Flower Show opening night party Friday night, always a spectacular warm-up for the weekend, and found it in full Parisian bloom, befitting the French theme: “Fete des Fleurs: Paintings and Parterres.” We’re not even sure what that means, but suffice to say the grounds of Rosecliff in Newport were alive with botanical wonders as well as home to dozens of vendor booths (15 new this year) on the front lawn and many more out back. What follows are some photos of the night, which was, as the French say, magnifique.

For a full listing of events, visit The show continues June 24 and 25.

Photos by Paul E. Kandarian

A living sculpture at Newport Flower Show, courtesy of TEN31 Productions in Pawtucket

The front lawn of Rosecliff, transformed into botanical displays
Creative floral interpretations bloom at Newport Flower Show


Hats are de rigueur at Newport Flower Show – and for sale at one of the vendor booths
The angles are many when viewing art for sale at the Newport Flower Show
The weather holds for opening night party at the 22nd annual Newport Flower Show



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