Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Newport Flower Show June 2016

By Lisa VanWilliams
It was a beautiful morning at Rosecliff mansion in Newport, Rhode Island at the 21st annual Flower Show. This year's theme was "Gilded - Artful Living", and my husband and I had the pleasure of being invited to view this years show. The lawn and interior of the mansion overflowed with the most beautiful flowers I have ever laid eyes on. Just when I thought I had seen the most extravagant arrangement of my life, along came another draw-dropping opulent creation.

There were novice entries and massive arrangements that I bet even Jeff Leatham (he is the Artistic Director -Floral Designs Studio at Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills and FS George V - Paris and his work his otherwordly) would be impressed with. There were 125 classes available for blue ribbon entries, four different divisions, and tons of categories like garden-design division, a creative outdoor container division, ornamental plants grown in containers, and floral design just to name a few categories. Thousands, and I mean thousands of flowers.

Succulents, rose gardens, topiaries, outdoor livings spaces, dining arrangements, clothing, jewelry, garden decor, chandeliers, art, artistic creations and interpretations.....I am on overload and I was overwhelmed. If you live in New England and love flowers, gardens, art, beauty, & home decor, you should go to this show.

The flower show benefits the Preservation Society and will be running through Sunday. Tickets are $23 for the rest of the weekend for adults and you can find out more info here:

The pictures DO NOT do justice but I tried my best to capture some of the beautiful arrangements at the show today.

Lily Fairy in Tree

Gazebo Trellis to Rose Garden at Rosecliff

Hanging arragement

Outdoor Patio...amazing!

Door stoop at Schrimshaw shop