Flower Shows

The 2019 Newport Flower Show
Audubon Artistic Adventures
June 21-23, 2019

American ornithologist and painter John James Audubon (1785 – 1851) declared that he only came alive when “in the field” of this wild new land. His artful hand created a pictorial journal not only of the birds he loved but also of their habitats. Join us as we travel with this visionary naturalist in our own Artistic Adventure.

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Portsmouth Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show, May 17-18, 2019
Theme: “On Broadway”

The Portsmouth Garden Club will present a Standard Placement Flower Show “On Broadway,” A Floral Presentation of Broadway Musicals, at the Portsmouth Free Public Library on Friday, May 17, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm and Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. It is free and open to the public.

2019 RIFGC Design Specialty Flower Show
Theme: Dream, Discover, Design!
April 4-7, 2019

The RI Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. presented an NGC Design Specialty Flower Show in conjunction with the Rhode Island Home Show 2019 at the Rhode Island Convention Center from Thursday, April 4, through Sunday, April 7, 2019.  The show consisted of floral designs, artistic crafts, educational displays and speakers on a variety of topics. Click here for the list of speakers and schedule of their times to speak. Admission was free with a ticket to the Home Show.

Click here for the Flower Show Schedule. For those who would like to enter this fabulous show, the entry form is here.

The 2018 Newport Flower Show
Cottages Smart & Small
June 22-24, 2018

Gilded Age “cottages” were built with every convenience, designed for entertaining and to represent a lifestyle. Today’s cottages, much like their gilded ancestors, are also about lifestyle. Join us to celebrate the tiniest of homes, which are smart in both technology and style. The front lawn of Rosecliff will be transformed into a Tiny House Village, complete with four tiny homes and their adjacent sustainable gardens.  A Tiny Traveling Theater on the front lawn will host rotating pop-up lectures and demonstrations throughout the weekend.

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Portsmouth Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show, May 5-6, 2018
Theme: “Mi Casa, Su Casa”

Portsmouth Garden Club presented an NGC Small Standard Flower Show at Atria Aquidneck Place, 125 Quaker Lane, Portsmouth, Rhode Island from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on May 5-6, 2018.

2018 RIFGC Design Specialty Flower Show
Theme: Springtime Floral Fusion
April 5-8, 2018

The RI Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. presented an NGC Design Specialty Flower Show in conjunction with the Rhode Island Home Show 2018 at the Rhode Island Convention Center on April 5 through April 8, 2018. 

Click here for the Flower Show Schedule.

The 2017 Newport Flower Show
Fete Des Fleurs: Paintings and Parterres
June 23-25, 2017

Transport your imagination to the place that has inspired generation of artists and gardeners – France. At Rosecliff, modeled after the Grand Trianon of Versailles, you’ll travel on a very French adventure, from grand gardens to urban Paris chic.

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Barrington Garden Club Standard Flower Show, April 7-9, 2017
Theme: A Blithewold Wedding

Barrington Garden presented its standard flower show “A Blithewold Wedding” at Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI. The preview party “A Blithewold Reception” was held on the evening of April 7. Contact Darcy Scott, 401-486-1474(cell), 401-245-3976 (home), darcy@fullchannel.net for ticket information.

The photography section of the show was open to any member of the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Click here for the pertinent information.

 The 2016 Newport Flower Show
Gilded Artful Living
June 24-26, 2016

During the Gilded Age, nearly every aspect of life was elevated to an art form. Gardens became stages for nature’s most brilliant performances, women’s fashions were created for stylish parades, and houses became museums for a lifetime of treasures. Visit Rosecliff to celebrate all that is Gilded!

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2016 RIFGC Standard Flower Show
Theme: Spring…in Living COLOR
February 18th through 21st

The Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Standard Flower Show titled Spring…in Living COLOR!  ran concurrently with the RI Spring Flower and Garden Show “Spring Fling” held at the RI Convention Center. Thank you to all participants and attendees. Click here for a photo of the Painting Crew.

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The 2015 Newport Flower Show
American Beauty – Timeless Style June 19-21, 2015

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Gentian Garden Club Standard Flower Show, May 16, 2015
Theme: “Quintessential Country…A Study of Flora, Fauna, & Fancy

Gentian Show was held at 449 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI.

Bristol Garden Club Standard Flower Show, April 18-19, 2015.
Theme: “Blithewold …the Good Life.”

Bristol Show was held at Blithewold Mansion & Gardens, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

2015 RIFGC Standard Flower Show
Theme:  The Spirit of Adventure – February 19th-22nd.

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The RIFGC Standard Flower Show ran concurrently with the 2015 RI Spring Flower & Garden Show (Theme:  Garden Adventures) at the Rhode Island Convention Center .  Click here for more info about the Garden Show.

2014 RIFGC Standard Flower Show
Theme:  It’s All About Time

Thank you to all the attendees & entrants!  Click here to read a summary report by Flower Show Chairman Sue Redden.

Click Here for the full 2014 It’s All About Time Flower Show Schedule that was used for the show.

2013 RIFGC Flower Show – Hot Off The Press

We had a wonderful show!  Thank you to all participants and attendees.