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.
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.
*Judging will held in the lobby*
An Award-winning Floral Designer will work with a group of Novice designers 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 flora culture trends will be discussed as alternatives to the use of floral foam.
What Cheer Flower Farm is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing solace, joy and healing to the people of Rhode Island via flowers as well as supporting our local floral economy via job training.
We grow, rescue and give away 100,000 flowers per year and are on track to expand to giving away 300,000 flowers per year in the next five years. We never sell flowers – all are given away freely via our network of local nonprofits and organizations serving Rhode Islanders including hospitals, senior services, recovery centers, shelters, hospices and food pantries.
A plan to increase the availability of plants grown from locally sourced wild native seeds.
As native plant enthusiasts, we have long been aware of how important native plants are to creating ecologically sound habitats, ones that will support the local bugs, bees, and butterflies, the beasts and birds that depend on them, and even the microbes and fungi dwelling in the soil below them.
Now, we are coming to realize that we need truly local plant species—that is, ecotypes that have coevolved with the local fauna and are genetically suited to meet the unique needs of all the occupants of a particular habitat.
Floral Design with Introduction to Mechanics of Floral Design
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!