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Rough Point Landscape History and Garden Tour

Event Details

  • Date: Jul 15, 2014
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Venue/Address: Rough Point
  • Location: 680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
  • Handicap Accessible: No
  • Parking: Yes
  • Contact: Liz Spoden
  • Phone: (401)846-4152
  • Web Site:
The tour traces Newport's development as a premier vacation spot as reflected in its landscape, going back 250 years to when this part of Newport was farmland, to the earliest summer cottages, to the more formal estates built by America's wealthiest families. Learn about the distinguished design history of this landscape, first created in the 1890s by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture, while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. Participants will receive garden-inspired recipes from Doris Duke's Rough Point archives. Book tickets online or contact Liz for reservations, (401) 846.4152 x122 or Weather dependent.

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