The second keynote presentation at the 2012 Newport Flower Show will take place Saturday, June 23, from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at Rosecliff.Â Derek Fell, former director of the National Gardening Bureau and prolific author with more than 100 gardening books totaling 2.5 million in print, will share his garden magic with us. Fell also hosts an extensive photo library numbering more than 150,000 images of plants and gardens. His love of plants began in England during WWII as a child when his father gave him a packet of seeds to plant against a sunny wall. He claims those seeds produced the best tasting peas as well as the inspiration for a career which has taken him around the world.
A lively and fun speaker, Fell will share with us the skills of growing up, literally, with vertical gardening. Whether for an urban garden or to maximize use of space, his approach to vertical gardening will appeal to everyone as it results in both beauty and bounty. Fell will also be available to sign his most recent book, Vertical Gardening.
You have the option of enjoying an elegant luncheon with Mario by choosing a Luncheon & Lecture ticket, or purchasing a Lecture Only ticket. Both include one-day Show admission.Â Purchase on line at http://www.newportmansions.org/events/newport-flower-show/lectures-and-demonstrations.
$80 per person for Luncheon & Lecture
Please arrive by 11:15 a.m.
$40 per person for Lecture Only
Please arrive by 12:15 p.m.