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

Friday, April 3
Friday
April 3
12pm - 9pm
12p - 9p

Saturday, April 4
Saturday
April 4
10am - 9pm
10a - 9p

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

The RI Federation of Garden Clubs

We are thrilled to announce RI Federation of Garden Clubs is back by popular demand at the RI Home and Garden Show. RIFGC has served our local communities for almost 89 years connecting people of all ages to nature through design, horticulture, and education. This year we are bringing our best and brightest to Dream, Discover, Design! –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

RIFGC is thrilled to be coordinating with RIBA 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 over the past 89 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.

Dream / Discover / Design

Bringing together designers from all over New England and nationally accredited judges, Dream, Discover, Design! 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 surrounding the central gazebo in the gardens. You will find botanical haute couture in elegant jewelry, purses, and shoes all created with only natural materials. Birdhouses created 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.

RIFGC Speakers

Michele Mensinger
Butterfly Presentation
Friday, April 3rd
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Michelle Mensinger will present a power point presentation on Butterflies of New England and Their Host Plants.” The presentation will include beautiful photos of adult butterflies, caterpillars, and the plants that host their larvae. The program will also include photos of butterfly gardens. Attendees will learn which plants they should add to their gardens to attract these flying jewels.

Shelby Doggett, Executive Director
What Cheer Flower Farm
Friday, April 3rd
6:00pm – 6:45pm

Shelby Doggett, Executive Director of What Cheer Flower farm will talk about their endeavor to share flowers with those in need and how the farm works in order to achieve this goal; What Cheer Flower Farm is a 501c3 nonprofit founded in 2017 with the purpose of growing, rescuing and giving flowers away to those in need. In 2019 alone, they donated 44,500 flowers to people who deserve more joy in their life. “Flowers bring a deep sense of solace and joy. Flowers are healing. Giving someone a bouquet acknowledges their worth. It says, “You matter. You deserve beauty. You are cared for.”

Floriculture Students working with Blakely Szosz
Student Floral Design Demonstration
Saturday, April 4th
11:00am – 11:45am
Judy Gray
Techniques on Designing without the use of Floral Foam
Sunday, April 5th
12:00pm – 12:45pm
SHOW TIMES
Thursday, April 8 12pm - 9pm
Friday, April 9 12pm - 9pm
Saturday, April 10 10am - 9pm
Sunday, April 11 10am - 5pm
SPONSORS