Newport in Bloom is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1982 by the late Jean West and Ineko Stephan to beautify our city with gardens and flowers. 2021 will be our 39th year encouraging businesses and residents to get outside, meet their neighbors and beautify their homes through the planting and display of flowers. This year’s major activities include:
- Newport in Bloom honored those who plant and nurture flower gardens and flower containers at its 2021 Garden Competition Awards ceremony on August 17th at the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame. To see this year’s winners, please visit 2021 Garden Competition Awards.
- Thanks to everyone who joined us on May 16th and made our 2021 Plant Sale a great success. We hope everyone enjoys the locally grown herbs, annuals, perennials, succulents and hanging baskets purchased at the sale.
- A window decorating contest with local retailers and restaurants was held during Newport Daffodil Days (April 1-30, 2021). Check out the winners and all the beautiful windows.
- Newport in Bloom supports the Fall Daffodil Giveaway sponsored by Daffodilian. To date, over 1.2 million bulbs have been donated to the City and residents. Thanks to the donations of generous sponsors, this program will take place in 2021! This year’s giveaway will be held on October 16th at First Beach.
- We hope you enjoy the cascading geranium baskets have been spread throughout downtown and other sections of the city.
Newport in Bloom encourages the community to enjoy their green space and improve their landscapes for the good of the environment, our residents and visitors and our City. If you are interested in joining our group or helping to support the efforts to beautify Newport, please contact us!