By Rebecca Keister
PBN Staff Writer
NEWPORT – The 18th annual Newport Flower Show will take place June 21-23 at Rosecliff with Bartlett Tree Experts returning as the show’s presenting sponsor.
The show benefits the Preservation Society of Newport County.
“As one of our partners in preservation, Bartlett has been with us every step of the way as the flower show has blossomed into America’s premier summer flower show,” said Trudy Coxe, preservation society CEO and executive director, in a statement.
The show’s opening night party on June 21 will launch Newport’s summer season. The show will have Eastern-themed floral exhibits, horticultural entries, garden designs, photography and children’s programs in Rosecliff’s receptions rooms.
The mansion’s front lawn also will have garden displays and there will be a marketplace to browse for specialty plants, flowers, and garden accessories. The show also will include lectures and demonstrations by plant experts, flower designers and gardeners. Proceeds of the show will be directed toward an ongoing landscape restoration effort by the preservation society.