Leading Garden Lovers Abroad


An elegant two day getaway from the greater New York area to Newport, Rhode Island featuring the Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff Mansion, two very special private garden visits, a picnic lunch, and a lobster dinner too! Luxury coach transportation, shared hotel room and breakfast are included as always.

JUNE 21-22, 2018


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Thursday, June 22    

Our Newport Tour begins this morning with deluxe motorcoach pickups from convenient New York area locations. 

Midday, we will stop for a delicious picnic lunch and tour at Harkness Mansion & Gardens in Connecticut.  These beautiful and imaginative gardens, designed between 1918 and 1929 by acclaimed landscape architect Beatrix Farrand, combine Mrs. Farrand's innovative use of plant materials and textures with Mrs. Harkness' color preferences and extensive collection of oriental garden statuary. 

Later in the afternoon, after checking into our hotel in nearby Middletown, we will offer a coach tour featuring some of the highlights of Newport with photo stops by the ocean and dropoffs in town to explore and dine at your leisure.

Friday, June 23

Following breakfast at the hotel, we will enjoy a private tour of the renowned Blue Garden, originally designed by the Olmsted Brothers in 1908 and restored in 2014. Then it's off to Rosecliff Mansion, home of the 2017 Newport Flower Show. This year's theme "Fete Des Fleurs: Painting & Parterres" will be a feast for the eyes! Arriving before noon, you will have plenty of time to view all the creative floral arrangements, take in a lecture, do some shopping, have lunch, and enjoy the magnificent setting!

At 4pm, we will depart for home with a stop at Abbott's Lobster in the Rough on the Connecticut coastline to partake of their famous New England Shore Supper!