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Hanging Decorative Flower Baskets

Decorative Flower Baskets

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“I can’t tell you how many people have said to me, “where do you get those hanging baskets that are all over the city?”  I do tell them that Newport in Bloom, consisting of citizen volunteers, takes care of them throughout various parts of the City.

As Mayor, I am so proud when somebody comes into the office or on the street to tell me how good they feel seeing so many hanging floral arrangements.  Our gratitude to the many volunteers from Newport in Bloom for their years of work in beautifying  Newport.”

– Jeanne Marie Napolitano, Former Mayor, City of Newport

Our signature summer project is the hanging of 150 decorative baskets on Bellevue Avenue, Touro Street, Washington Square and Long Wharf.
This is our 42nd year of  hanging  these large, lush, baskets which bring color and beauty to the City of Newport, for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.

This is our most costly venture, due to costs of growing of the baskets and the need for  daily watering and care throughout the summer. We rely fully on donations from local citizens, local businesses, and a small contribution from the City. The baskets are hung over Memorial Day weekend and come down in late October.