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This Fall, Newport Restoration Foundation will be hosting public programs at all three of their museum properties that tie in with the theme of landscapes and nature in the 2017 special exhibition Nature Tamed in the Landscape, Gardens and Collections of Rough Point.
Mark your calendars for these and other special events in September and October at Rough Point, Whitehorne House Museum and Prescott Farm:
THESE WALLS CAN TALK: CELEBRATING DORIS DUKE AS TASTEMAKER
A Design Week RI 2017 event
September 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Adults $10; 12 and under free
Design New England captured Doris Duke’s astute taste and style for a cover story this summer. Hear how the project came together, see examples of jewelry from designers featured in the article, and learn more about Duke’s collection of fine and decorative arts.
BEYOND THE TOUR: NATURE TAMED
September 20, October 11 & 18, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Adults $10; 12 and under free
It’s gardens galore on Wednesday evenings this fall. Drop in for special illuminated garden tours, sketching the collection activities, floral fashions, gallery talks, and much more! Garden tours depart at 5:30. This year’s exhibition, Nature Tamed in the Landscape, Gardens and Collections of Rough Point, will be available for viewing during this program.
ESTATE GARDENERS OF NEWPORT WALKING TOUR
September 16, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Adults $20; $5 for children ages 5-12
Registration is required. Please call 401-841-8770 for reservations.
Join Newport History Tours for a walking tour that explores the stories of the gardeners and landscapers, both past and present, who have worked at many of Newport’s finest homes.
RETHINKING WHITEHORNE: COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES
WHITEHORNE HOUSE MUSEUM
September 18, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
September 30, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Free; Online registration recommended
Take part in hands-on activities and help us think about how our renowned collection of 18th-century Newport furniture might better serve the interests and needs of 21st-century visitors.
TIPS FROM THE MASTERS
Garden Tips and Soil Testing at 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 speak on selected topics. The next (and final!) lecture on October 1 will focus on “Feeding your Family from a Colonial Garden”.
STONE WALL WORKSHOP
October 21, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Rain Date October 22
Advance registration required
Learn the art of traditional stone wall construction and repair from the experts.
For more information on these events and to purchase tickets, visit www.newportrestoration.org/learning_programs/