Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28 – The 2009 Newport Flower Show – Glorious Green: The Natural Path

The Newport Flower Show celebrates its 14th year as America’s premier summer flower show.  Glorious Green, The Natural Path, will lead us to discover the extraordinary beauty of nature, as well as how to preserve and protect these treasures.  All proceeds from the Newport Flower Show are dedicated to the ongoing restoration and maintenance of the Preservation Society of Newport County’s 88 acres of gardens and landscapes.  The show will take place at Rosecliff, and the hours are Friday, 10:30 – 5, Saturday and Sunday 9 – 5, with an opening night cocktail party on Friday June 26 from 6 – 9.  Tickets may be purchased on line at  Don’t miss the Butterfly House, created exclusively for the Show by landscape architect Charles Carberry on the front lawn of Rosecliff.  Walk through a gazebo filled with butterfly-friendly plants and see thousands of indigenous butterflies, including monarchs, swallowtails and painted ladies, making a unique and colorful official entrance to the Newport Flower Show.  Each day of the 2009 Newport Flower Show offers guests opportunities to enjoy judged horticultural specimens and floral designs, special garden exhibitions, free lectures and demonstrations, as well as wonderful shopping experiences in both the Oceanside Boutiques and the new Gardeners’ Marketplace.  Tickets are also available for special luncheons, lectures and workshops.  You’ll find that there are many choices as you select which ticket or package offers you the best opportunity to fully enjoy all the hues of Glorious Green, The Natural Path. Special guests are David Howard, long time Head Gardener to HRH Prince of Wales, and Hitomi Gilliam, internationally renowned floral designer. For more information you may email, or call 401-847-1000.