This year, Newport Restoration Foundation will offer public programming that focuses on the theme of nature, tying in with the 2017 special exhibition Nature Tamed in the Landscape, Gardens and Collections of Rough Point. This May and June, mark your calendars for special events including:
NEW FOR 2017: EXPANDED SELF-GUIDED HOURS
Saturdays, 3:00 – 5:00pm, and now Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00pm starting May 10
Adults $10; 12 and under free
See the 2017 special exhibition Nature Tamed in the Landscape, Gardens and Collections of Rough Point
TIPS FROM THE MASTERS
Garden Tips and Soil Testing at Prescott Farm
Prescott Farm, Sundays, April – October
10:00am – 12:00pm
Whether you’re growing lettuce or lupines, it’s important to know who to turn to for advice. The URI Master Gardeners are here to help. These events are weather dependent.
NEW FOR 2017: On the first Sunday of the month, the Master Gardeners will speak on selected topics ranging from pest management to heritage plants. The next lecture on May 7 will focus on “Spring Edibles”.
FLOWER POWER AT ROUGH POINT
Beyond the Tour: Nature Tamed
Rough Point, Wednesdays, May 17 & 31, June 14 & 28
5:00 – 7:00pm
Adults $10; 12 and under free
It’s gardens galore on Wednesday evenings this spring. Drop in for special garden tours, sketching the collection, floral fashions, gallery talks, and much more! Topics vary each session.
A LESSON IN CREATING YOUR DREAM GARDEN
From Trustees Gardens to Your Backyard: Lessons from a Seasoned Garden Designer
University of Rhode Island
Tuesday, May 16, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Free; advance registration recommended
Lucinda Brockway, Cultural Resources Program Director at The Trustees of Reservations, offers 10 rules for getting your garden picture-perfect inspired by gardens across Massachusetts. Presented in partnership with the URI Master Gardeners.
A WORKSHOP THAT ROCKS!
Stone Wall Workshop
Prescott Farm, Saturday, May 20
9:00am – 12:00pm
$40; advance registration required
Learn the art of traditional stone wall construction and repair from the experts.
MUSIC IN THE AIR
Bringing the Outside In
Rough Point, Wednesday, May 24
6:30 – 8:00pm
$25; advance registration recommended
Newport String Project returns to the Great Hall for an evening of chamber music inspired by the natural world.
FREE TOURS FOR NEWPORT RESIDENTS
Newport County Free Days
Rough Point, Saturday & Sunday
June 10 & 11
Free for all Newport County residents with ID
Come enjoy a tour of the house and one of the best views in Newport.
Nature Tamed in the Landscape, Gardens and Collections of Rough Point will be on exhibit in the galleries at Rough Point starting April 6th to November 5th, 2017. Guided house tours, which last approximately 75 minutes and include the exhibit, cost $25. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free. Tours are offered Thursday – Sunday 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, from Thursday, April 6th – Sunday, May 7th. From Tuesday, May 9th – Sunday, November 5th, tours are offered 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Tuesday – Sunday. In addition, the galleries are open during Rough Point Beyond the Tour, a series of special events offered on alternating Wednesday evenings throughout the season. Visit www.NewportRestoration.org or call (401) 847-8344 for more information.