Rhode Island Show Houses


Listings of showhouses and showhouse garden locations in Rhode Island towns, cities and counties


Historical Information:
2009-2010 SCHEDULE

Rhode Island Showhouses and Garden events

RHODE ISLAND PROVIDENCE
JUNE 6 The 30th annual Festival of Historic Houses, sponsored by the Providence Preservation Society, will take place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eight houses in the Queen Anne, Victorian, and Colonial Revival styles will be featured on the tour. Tickets, $35, at the Baker House, 217 Hope Street. Information: (401) 831-7440 and http://www.ppsri.org.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Kips Bay 2009 Decorator Show House
Newport Rhode Island 2004
The Showhouse Guild has designated the following charities to benefit from this year’s showhouse: City Year Rhode Island, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Lucy’s Hearth, Star Kids, and Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol counties. The charities were selected based on their work in the areas of mentoring and education. The house is located at 287 Gibbs Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, and is open daily from 10am to 5pm through October 10, 2004. Tickets are available at the door. Further information is available by calling the showhouse office: 401.846.5574.

Rhode Island Garden events

Garden and Herb Festival -- Tiverton
May 23, 2009
This annual event marks the start of the gardening season where visitors will find local growers selling annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable plants. Other vendors will be selling jams and jellies, garden tools, culinary blends, handmade lace, children's toys, garden ornaments, artisan cheeses, handmade soaps, garden accents, baskets, local produce, cut flowers, handmade crafts, birdhouses, and more. Location: Soule-Seabury House, 3582 Main Road. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain date is May 24. Cost: Free. Information: http://www.TivertonFourCorners.com

Spring Plant Sale Kingston
June 6, 2009
Jumpstart your garden by purchasing quality native plants to create or enhance a natural, sustainable landscape. Location: URI Greenhouses, Flagg Road. Time: 9 a.m. – noon. Cost: Free. Information: 401-789-7497 or visit http://www.riwps.org.

A Garden Gala Providence
June 13, 2009
This festive garden gala hosted by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island will be set in the largest indoor garden in the state. This event will include a silent auction as well as sumptuous food and music. Dozens of interesting and desirable items will be on display for bidding as part of a silent auction. Included will be local travel packages, event tickets, photography, original artwork and more. Proceeds will support the outreach efforts of the Society’s environmental education programs. Location: Roger Williams Botanical Garden, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Time: 6:30 p.m. Cost: $75 per person. Information: 401-949-5454 ext. 3018.

Rose Show – North Kingstown
June 13, 2009
The Rhode Island Society presents the 11th Annual Rose Show with the theme A Century of Roses. Location: Cold Spring Community Center, 30 Beach Street. Time: 1 – 3:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Information: 401-847-8593 or visit http://www.RIRS.org.

Newport Flower Show – Newport
June 26, 2009 to June 28, 2009
A beautiful Butterfly House, and a new competitive Photography Division are among the highlights of the 14th annual Newport Flower Show. The Natural Path will offer visitors many opportunities to enjoy and learn about the beauty of our natural world, as well as lessons on preserving and protecting nature's treasures. Location: Rosecliff Mansion, 548 Bellevue Avenue. Time: Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate. Information: 401-847-1000 or visit http://www.NewportFlowerShow.org.

Island Treasures Garden Tour -- Jamestown
June 27, 2009
In celebration of its 60th year, Quononoquott Garden Club presents a tour of unique, private gardens in the island community of Jamestown. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. co $20. Information: 401-423-1776.

Rhode Island HOME & STUDIO TOURS

Gallery Night in the Light of Saturday: East Side -- Providence
May 23, 2009
Walking tours by Gallery Night Providence and the Rhode Island Historical Society are held on the Saturday after the monthly Galley Night in downtown Providence. Let the fun you had on Gallery Night continue during the weekend. Walk with a tour guide who knows the neighborhood and an artist who knows the galleries and the art. Learn more about the Providence art scene. After the tour, linger awhile. Explore the neighborhood; find a great cafe for coffee and conversation; stay for dinner. Maps and local information provided. Location: All tours begin at 1 p.m. at a specific neighborhood location to be announced. Tickets are $10 a person. Reservations are requested. Information: 401-273-7507 ext. 62

Gallery Night in the Light of Saturday: West Side of Providence
June 20, 2009
Walking tours are offered by Gallery Night Providence and the Rhode Island Historical Society. Let the fun you had on Gallery Night of the past Thursday continue during the weekend. Take this walk with a tour guide who knows the neighborhood and an artist who knows the galleries and the art. Learn more about the Providence art scene, and after the tour, linger awhile. Explore the neighborhood; find a great cafe for coffee and conversation; stay for dinner. Location: Tour begins at Gallery Z, 259 Atwells Avenue. Time: 1 p.m. Cost: $10/person. Reservations are requested. Information: 401-273-7507 ext. 62

Gallery Night in the Light of Saturday
Wickenden Street in Providence
July 18, 2009
Walking tours are offered by Gallery Night Providence and the Rhode Island Historical Society. Let the fun you had on Gallery Night of the past Thursday continue during the weekend. Take this walk with a tour guide who knows the neighborhood and an artist who knows the galleries and the art. Learn more about the Providence art scene, and after the tour, linger awhile. Explore the neighborhood; find a great cafe for coffee and conversation; stay for dinner. Location: Tour begins from the John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Time: 1 p.m. Cost: $10/person. Reservations are requested. Information: 401-273-7507 ext. 62.

Last updated: 07/26/14


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