Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunlight on the Poppy

Summer in Newport, RI
The sun rises on our first poppy bloom!

A sure sign of summer are the first poppies that bloom in our garden. This photo was taken this morning and the flower is one of 4 currently in bloom in the Hydrangea House gardens. By the end of June, all our hydrangeas will be in full dress.

New June rates are available on our web site. See you soon!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Secret Garden Tour, Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-off, Huey Lewis And The News, PLUS, June - October Special Internet Rates at Hydrangea House Inn

Newport, RI Secret Garden Tour

June begins the great summer events in Newport, Rhode Island, and as in years part, this year there's something for everyone! The Newport Secret Garden Tour begins on Friday, June 19, with tours of the private gardens of some of Newport's most prestigious properties. Behind the fences, privet hedges, brick and stone wall you will find amazing and unique garden designs for every taste. The tours are self guided with a map to lead you to the next delightful garden. Tickets are available for advance purchase on the Secret Garden Tour web site.

Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-off

The annual Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-off will be held at the Newport Yachting Center as part of their Newport Waterfront Summer Events. The cook off is a competition between some two dozen competitors. Past winner's have been the Smokehouse Cafe, The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar and The Boat House. This years competitors come from all four corners of the United States, including Cedar Key, Florida, Kennebunkport, Maine, Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California. The Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-off takes place on Saturday, June 6, 2009, from 11 AM to 6 PM. Bring your appetite and be ready to vote for your favorite chowder!

Huey Lewis And The News

The Sunset Music Series kicks off this year with the rock n' roll band Huey Lewis And The News on Thursday, June 25th. Tickets are on sale online through the Newport Waterfront Events at the Newport Yachting Center web site.

Hydrangea House Inn

When you are coming to Newport for these and other great events, be sure to book your accommodation reservation on-line at Hydrangea House Inn and SAVE! Standard rooms are $295 and all luxury suites are $345. Weekend minimum stays have been reduced from three to two nights though out the summer.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Newport Spring Boat Show

The annual Newport Spring Boat Show comes to the Newport Yachting Center May 15 - 17, 2009, with everything you need to launch the summer boating season. And we hear there are bargains to be had! Brokers, dealers or private sellers are eager to sell. Eperts in the field of finance, insurance and banking are available to answer all your questions. Educational seminars will run during all the three days on a variety of topics. Check out the entire schedule on this website.

The show will also feature booths with marine electronics, services and accessories. Part of the proceeds from the sale of items will go the Seamen's Institute. Part of the ticket sales will be donated to the show's chartible partner the Potter League for Animals.

To top off your day, there will be demonstrations, live music on the weekend and food and fun on the Newport Waterfront.