Rhode Island hosts garden event

Gardeners in the Northeast will this week be heading to Rhode Island in search of inspiration to take back to their yards and greenhouses.

The Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show opens today and will feature 30 gardens covering 2,000 square feet.

With a Gardens of the World theme, attendees will be treated to displays featuring Native American plants as well as those from France, Egypt and Mexico, among others.

One garden that is likely to draw attention is that of Paul Miskovsky – a display influenced by the designers trip to the world-famous Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in England.

"While I was there, I had the opportunity to walk the show and absorb what the English and the Europeans are doing," Mr Miskovsky explained to projo.com.

"What Im doing [in Providence] is building the basic bones of a New England Garden and adding an English flair to it."

Gardeners in the Northwest will not miss out either; this week sees the great Northwest Flower and Garden Show take place in Seattle.