Join Me at the Newport Flower Show Saturday, June 20

I am speaking at the glorious Newport Flower Show in Rhode Island...It is a great flower show in the most unbelievable setting on the ocean. 

The display gardens this year revolve around the theme of The White City.  The World's Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair, was held in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World. In large part designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmsted, the buildings and monuments were all clad in white stucco and because of the extensive use of ‘new’ electric light strings and street lighting, the central fairgrounds became known as The White City.

Six professional landscape firms have installed gardens interpreting the Beaux Arts garden design principles of neoclassicism, symmetry and opulent splendor for today’s landscape. All floral color is white.

Here is what I am speaking about:
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Serenity by Design - Simplicity, Sanctuary & Delight
Jan Johnsen, landscape designer, blogger and author
Why do some gardens make us feel so wonderful, relaxed and refreshed? Using ideas based on ancient and modern practices, Jan Johnsen draws on her 40 years in the landscape design profession to show how you can make a serene outdoor setting. Her engaging presentation, based on her popular book, Heaven is a Garden, uses stunning visuals and offers ways you can enhance your landscape . You will learn how to identify a power spot, create a sheltered corner and learn why the cardinal directions are more important than you think! 
Johnsen is an award-winning landscape designer and author. She has been in the profession for over 40 years and is the principal of Johnsen Landscapes a & Pools. Her firm's projects have been featured on TV and in magazines and books. 


  1. Sounds like a wonderful experience! I've read a few books on The White City, and I do sometimes wish I'd been around back then to see it in real life. They always make it sound spectacular! I'd love to see what people do with that theme!

  2. If I bring my book will you sign it?😉


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