|By Lisa VanWilliams|
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: http://www.newportmansions.org/events/newport-flower-show
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|
|Door stoop at Schrimshaw shop|