February 2022, RIFGC Judges Council Flower Show

On February 23, 2022 members of the Portsmouth Garden Club participated in the RIFGC Judges Council Flower Show, “Our Neighborhood” at the Friend’s Meeting House in Portsmouth.


Karen Saucier was awarded the blue ribbon for her design in Class 4, Precious Littles, and the Best in Show, the highest award in Design and the Flower Show Judges Award, which is given to the exhibit which best depicts its class title.  Mary DiBara was awarded the blue ribbon in Class 4, Newcomers, and the Ruth Anderson Award for the exhibit which depicts the best use of color. 


Janet Shrake and Barbara McCurdy represented the club well in Class 1, Old Friends, a class for traditional designs.  In Class 2, Linda Howard and Sue Perry did an excellent job with their parallel designs, Three of a Kind.


                                                     Photos by members



In the Horticulture Division, Janet Shrake, Linda Howard and Sue Perry and Barbara McCurdy were awarded blue ribbons and Barbara won the Growers Choice Award which is given to the highest scoring exhibit in the Section.



Meetings are held monthly at the Library for club members and guests. _________________

March 9, 2022

Portsmouth Free Public Library


Speaker: Dan Christiana, Head Horticulturalist,

Green Animals Topiary Gardens


Topic: Easy indoor topiaries.


April 7-10, 2022


NAME: Our World

at Providence Civic Center

Times on show website


April 13, 2022

Portsmouth Free Public Library


Speaker: Eve Agudelo 


Topic: Master Gardener "Gleaning" program, harvesting for local food pantries.


RIFGC Annual Luncheon




April 29, 2022

Art in Bloom

Boston:  Museum of Fine Arts 

Possible club travel event


May 11, 2022

Portsmouth Free Public Library


Speaker: Cindy Perry

Topic: Portsmouth History


May 21 and 22, 2022

Art Blooming at Linden Place. Bristol, R.I.
Time: TBD

PGC possible entries


June 4, 2022

Plant Sale in conjunction with the Portsmouth Free Public Library

2658 East Main Rd.


Time Member Set up Fri

Saturday 9-1


June 8, 2022


Johnny's Middletown



June 17-19, 2022

Newport Flower Show

Rosecliff, Newport, R.I.

“Eden … A Personal Paradise” is the theme of the 2022 Newport Flower Show, June 17-19 at Rosecliff. Tickets will be available for online purchase after March 15. Advance purchase is required; there will be no onsite ticket sales. Tickets will be for a specific date and time block. On sale March 15.

 Floral designers, horticulturists and botanical artists will display their creations based on concepts related to the “Eden” theme, such as “Eve’s Ensemble,” “The Serpent’s Reign” and “Garden of Eat’n.” 


June 22, 2022

Barrington Flower Show

possible PGC member entries



June 24-26

Newport Secret Garden Tours

Time: TBD

PGC hostesses