It's all here!
April 2nd - April 5th, 2020
It's all here!
April 2nd - April 5th, 2020
Thursday, March 30
Thursday
March 30
12pm - 9pm
12p - 9p

Friday, March 31
Friday
March 31
12pm - 9pm
12p - 9p

Saturday, April 1
Saturday
April 1
10am - 9pm
10a - 9p

Sunday, April 2
Sunday
April 2
10am - 5pm
10a - 5p

The RI Federation of Garden Clubs

RIBA Home Show Sponsor – RI Federation of Garden Clubs

We are thrilled to announce Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs is back by popular demand at the RI Home and Garden Show. Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs has served our local communities for over 90 years connecting people of all ages to nature through design, horticulture, and education. This year we are bringing our best and brightest to ‘Our World’ –an NGC Design Specialty Flower Show featuring contemporary floral artistry that is sure to inspire, excite, and delight our visitors.

For more information, visit rigardenclubs.org

Perfect Partners

Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs is thrilled to be coordinating with RIBA once again in a fresh and exciting partnership of new opportunities. Working with the hundreds of students that participate in the Home Show perfectly parallels our outreach and education efforts of over 90 years. Sharing our passion and love for design, the environment, and horticulture has always been our mission. At the RI Home and Garden Show we are able to do that in a relevant, inspiring, and meaningful way.

Our World

Bringing together designers from all over New England and nationally accredited judges, ‘Our World’ will be our largest and most creative Flower Show EVER. Over 48 contemporary and traditional designs will be on display at the RI Home and Garden Show for your delight and inspiration. Artistic creations of all sizes, shapes, and colors will make you see horticulture in ways you never imagined. This is a judged floral design competition which includes educational exhibits and botanical arts. Come and cast a vote for which design is your favorite!

Bringing the outside in and the inside out!

In keeping with our love of celebrating all things nature, we will have a whimsical botanical arts exhibit at the beginning of the gardens. You will find botanical haute couture in elegant jewelry/accessories all created with only natural materials. Unique creatures crafted by local students will also be on display and will delight all ages. And of course, the featured plantings courtesy of Central Nurseries will not only beautify your landscape but also support local birds, wildlife, and pollinators.

Judging

*Judging will held in the lobby*

RIFGC Speakers

Michele Mensinger
How to attract pollinators to our gardens in New England
Friday, April 8th
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Michelle Mensinger, National Garden Club Pollinator Garden Chair, will present this beautifully illustrated and informative talk. Michelle is a nature photographer and naturalist who also is the New England Garden Club’s Bird, Butterfly and Wildlife Chair. She is a former president of the
New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs.

An Award-winning Floral Designer will work with a group of Novice designers
Novice Floral Design Demonstration
Saturday, April 9th
11:00am – 11:45pm

Join a relaxed forum with an experienced designer working live with novice designers. Learn alongside our volunteers as designers use different types of mechanics and various approaches to floral design that you can use at home. Hand tied bouquets, the incorporation of dried materials, and other current floraculture trends will be discussed as alternatives to the use of floral foam.

An Award-winning Floral Designer will work with a group of Novice designers
Floral Design Demonstration
Saturday, April 9th
1:00pm – 1:45pm

Join a relaxed forum with an experienced designer working live with novice designers. Learn alongside our volunteers as designers use different types of mechanics and various approaches to floral design that you can use at home. Hand tied bouquets, the incorporation of dried materials, and other current floraculture trends will be discussed as alternatives to the use of floral foam.

Author Neal Sanders
“Gardening Is Murder”
Saturday, April 9th
2:30pm – 3:15pm

Why is much gardening information on the internet so awful? Why is it impossible to do just one thing in the garden? Why should you never compute the value of your labor when you garden? These are the questions that keep Neal Sanders awake at night. As the spouse of an avid gardener with no ‘real’ responsibilities other than to dig holes and move rocks, Neal has lots of time to observe gardeners and their foibles. “Gardening Is Murder” weaves those observations into an illustrated talk that is humorous, informative, and poignant.

After a 35-year ‘corporate’ career, Neal Sanders turned his attention to writing, and has since authored 15 mysteries, many of which revolve around horticulture or use garden club settings. He writes the popular ‘The Principal Undergardener’ blog, which addresses gardening as a non-gardener who loves gardens. He lives outside Boston and speaks up and down the east coast.

Floral design with Judy L. Gray
Introduction to Mechanics of Floral Design
Sunday, April 10th
12:00pm – 12:45pm

RIFGC is proud to introduce our Vice President Judy L. Gray. Judy is an accomplished designer who has exhibited across New England for almost 30 years. She has been repeatedly invited to design at the premier event Flora in Winter at the Worcester Art Museum. She has taken numerous top awards at the Rhode Island State Flower Show, Newport Flower Show, as well as the Boston Flower Show. Her creative designs are exceptionally well executed- don’t let that approachable and casual style fool you this is the woman to watch!


SHOW TIMES
Thur, March 30 12pm - 9pm
Fri, March 31 12pm - 9pm
Sat, April 1 10am - 9pm
Sun, April 2 10am - 5pm
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*RICC Protocol Statement*
The Rhode Island Home Show will adhere to the RI Convention Center’s Covid protocols that are in place at the time of the show.