The Newport Flower Show, held from June 21-23, 2013, welcomes amateur growers to exhibit in all manner of horticultural classes. From single potted plants, propagated by grower, succulents and collections to creative containers incorporating appropriate plants to the theme, to cut specimens from your garden. There are many opportunities to enter and be a part of this amazing show
This year’s theme is Jade- Eastern Obsessions.The complete schedule and entry details may be found on the Preservation Society website:
We look forward to seeing you at Rosecliff in Newport this June.
The Newport Garden Club was incorporated in 1914 . . . “for the purpose of promotion of horticulture and kindred subjects, for the instruction of its members, to collect, hold, and expend funds for horticultural research and publication, and to promote, form, and co-operate with other associations with similar purposes in the United States, and abroad.”
Also in 1914 the Newport Garden Club became affiliated with the International Garden Club of New York. In the same year, it met the requirements of membership in The Garden Club of America, and was admitted as a member club.
Over the years, many changes have taken place in the Administration, and By-laws of Newport Garden Club. During those years, the Club also became a member club of the RI Federation of Garden Clubs.
Today, the Objects of this Association shall be:
“To Stimulate the Knowledge and Love of Gardening Among Amateurs; to Share the Advantages of Association, through Conference and Correspondence in this country and abroad; to aid in the Protection of Native Plants and Birds, and to Encourage Civic Planting.”
As members of the GCA, we participate in Zone and Annual Meetings as well as vote for Founder’s Fund recipients. As members of the RIFGC, Newport has participated in the RI Flower Show annually as well as worked on civic projects.
Locally, Newport Garden Club maintains an 18th c. garden (Whitehall) and awards a scholarship annually to a high school student in the Horticulture program at Middletown High School. It also continues to contribute to campership programs at the Norman Bird Sanctuary as well as work on local civic projects.
It is composed of five membership classifications: Active, Contributing/Sustaining, Affiliate, Honorary and Provisional. The Club holds at least 8 meetings each year with the Annual Meeting held in the spring.