Celebrate spring at Newport in Bloom’s gardening workshop

March 7, 2012 by  

Newport in Bloom’s annual Spring Gardening Workshop will take place at Fenner Hall on April 25 from 6-9 pm. This is a free event.

After a long winter, everyone can’t wait to get their garden into shape. The Spring Gardening Workshop will be the perfect place to learn about gardening from professionals. Speakers at the workshop will include Katie Dyer who will talk about how to make any garden a Certified National Wildlife Habitat, Scott Wheeler and the Newport Tree Warden. There will be also be a demonstration of container gardening.

The Newport Tree Society and URI Master Gardeners will be on had to answer any questions visitors might have about their gardens whether they live in downtown Newport or in suburbs such as Middletown. No doubt these two organizations will have arranged for brochure printing services so that that advice will not be lot and will be contained in a format interested parties can take home with them.

Newport in Bloom is a year-round program that exists to beautify Newport and the surrounding areas. People want to feel pride in their community and taking the effort to have beautiful gardens is a large part of that. Newport in Bloom, which has existed since 1982, encourages that beautification through awards, site plantings and public flower displays.

The beautification of a city is not only good for the morale of those who live in the community; it is also good for business because it brings tourists to the area.