2022 Garden Competition Kicks Off!

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We are now accepting applications for the Newport in Bloom 2022 Garden Competition. All entries must be submitted by July 24, 2022.  Gardens create such a warm & inviting feeling.  Join us in inspiring other Newport citizens to grow colorful gardens all over Newport. Newport in Bloom will present first, second, third & honorable mention awards in 3 categories for 3 residential districts and for 3 city-wide business categories.


  • RESIDENTIAL – Newport is divided into three districts. Finalists will be  chosen from each district for containers, small in-ground gardens and large in-ground gardens.
  • LARGE BUSINESS – One city-wide competition for larger businesses.
  • SMALL BUSINESS – One city-wide competition that includes small businesses and B&B’s with more than four rooms.
  • B&B’s – One city-wide competition for B&B’s with four or less rooms.


  • All plantings will be judged on color, horticultural care, streetscape, design and creativity.
  • All plantings must be visible from the street.
  • All entries must be postmarked by July 24, 2022.  


Winners will be honored at a ceremony on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


You can submit your application multiple ways:

Newport in Bloom, Box 773,  Newport, RI 02840.

Newport Flower Show (June 17-19)

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Date:Jun 17-19, 2022
Time:10 am – 5 pm
548 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840

Join Newport in Bloom at the Preservation Society of Newport County’s Annual Flower Show.

Roam Around Rough Point (June 25)

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Join Newport in Bloom at the June Roam Around Rough Point where the house and grounds of are open during a special after-hours event! Tickets are free for Newport County Residents.

Date:June 25, 2022
Time:5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue:Rough Point
680 Belleview Ave
Newport, RI 02840

Press Release: Daffodil Days Store Window Display Winners Announced

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Now it’s up to the Public to decide their People’s Choice Favorite!

Newport RI, April 25, 2022…. A record number of Newport’s finest shops have gone “daffy” while decorating their storefront windows, participating in Newport’s Daffodil Days annual storefront window display contest.

“We’re delighted that a record 35 retail shops throughout the area “got their yellow out,” demonstrating their creativity and enthusiasm as they made Newport come alive this spring,” said Newport in Bloom chair Kiki McMahan. “We’d like to thank all the retailers who participated with hope their sales season is as bright and bountiful as the daffodils throughout town.” 

Select photos of many of the windows can be found by clicking here

And the 2022 winners are:

Bellevue Avenue:

1st Place       X & O Boutique

2nd Place     Gingy,s

3rd Place     International Tennis Hall of Fame

Lower Thames/ Bowens & Bannister’s Wharf:

1st Place   Karma Kitchen

2nd Place   Black Dog – Bannister’s Wharf

3.   Style Newport

Upper Thames:

1st Place      Black Dog – Thames

2nd Place     Tie:

  • Cutie Curls
  • The General Store

3rd Place.      Arnold Art Store

Containers: – City Wide

1st Place        Young Designs

2nd Place       La Forge Casino Restaurant

Most Daffy: Hogan Associates    


The Public now has the chance to vote for their favorite window display – the “People’s Choice.” 

Go to https://newportdaffydays.com/window-decorating-contest-vote-here/ where one can view all 35 window displays.

Better yet, voters are encouraged to visit in person – and be sure to thank the stores for participating in Newport’s Daffodil Days.

Donations for the Free Bulb Giveaway in October and this summer’s decorative flower baskets along

Newport’s historic streets are most welcome.

Announcing the Winners of the Daffodil Days Window Contest

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And the Winners Are . . .

Photo of Karma Kitchen receiving its award.
Congratulations to Karma Kitchen – Winner of the 2022 Daffodil Days People’s Choice Award!

Newport In Bloom is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Daffodil Days Window Decorating Contest! Photos of many of the windows can be found here.

People’s Choice Award

Karma Kitchen

Most Daffiest

Hogan Associates

Best of Bellevue Avenue

1st Place: X & O Boutique
2nd Place: Gingy’s
3rd Place: International Tennis Hall of Fame

Best of Lower Thames

1st Place: Karma Kitchen
2nd Place: Black Dog General Store (Bannister’s Wharf)
3rd Place: Style Newport

Best of Upper Thames

1st Place: The Black Dog Newport (Thames Ave)
2nd Place (Tie): Cutie Curls
& The General Store
3rd Place: Arnold Art Store and Gallery

Best Containers

1st Place: Young Designs
2nd Place (Tie): La Forge Casino Restaurant

A record number of Newport’s finest shops went “daffy” while decorating their storefront windows, participating in Newport’s Daffodil Days annual storefront window display contest. Thank you to all the retailers who participated!

List of Stores participating in the Daffodil Days Decorating Contest

Big Fish @ Jane Pickens Theater (April 19)

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Date:April 19, 2022
Time:7:30 pm
Venue:Jane Pickens Theater
49 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840

To celebrate Spring, cinema, and the beautiful daffodils that populate our island this April, the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center and Newport in Bloom present Tim Burton’s award winning Big Fish. A percentage of every ticket sold will go to Newport In Bloom and the Newport Daffodil Days. Daffodil pins will be sold in the lobby for $5. For tickets and more information, visit https://janepickens.com/shows/big-fish-presented-w-newport-in-bloom.