The Newport Flower Show will be reimagined this year as an indoor, self-guided tour of floral design exhibits at Rosecliff, called “Back in Bloom: A Ballroom Floral Fantasy.”
The 2,800-square-foot Ballroom at Rosecliff will be transformed into a verdant oasis with themes such as “Garden Nymph,” “Fireflies” and “Harvest Moon,” while the Salon will be filled with floral creations by talented designers interpreting the theme of “A Garden at Nighttime.” The spectacle will continue on the back Terrace, where a conservatory-like garden space will feature al-fresco exhibition tables created by local event and floral designers.
Unlike the Newport Flower Show, “Back in Bloom” will not include live lectures, demonstrations or shopping boutiques, although the Newport Mansions Store will be open at Rosecliff.
“The format of a tour that moves in one direction, in spaces large enough to allow social distancing. Admission each day to “Back in Bloom” will be by timed entry. VIP Early Entry, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., costs $40 per person; Morning Entry, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and Afternoon Entry, 12 noon to 3 p.m, cost $20 per person.
All visitors will be required to follow COVID-19 safety protocols: face masks and social distancing required.
Visitors who are vaccinated will be required to wear a face mask while on the property.