For over a quarter of a century, Secret Garden Tours have provided more than 1.25 million dollars in support of art education in our public schools.

An integral part of their great success has been the dedication and commitment of their wonderful, loyal volunteers.

The 2016 “Historic Point”  Tour will take place on Friday, JUNE 17, Saturday, JUNE 18, &  Sunday, JUNE 19, from 10 am to 5 pm. each of the three days. Volunteers work in shifts, acting as ticket-takers, hosts and guides, providing general information to the visitors. In appreciation, volunteers receive a free ticket to tour all of the gardens. To help them schedule over 180 volunteers, they ask that volunteers check personal calendars before signing up so they can accommodate their schedules.

To sign up send an email with name, phone number and choice of sitting time(s) to

The shifts are: Friday, June 17, 10 am to 1:30 pm and 1:30 to 5:00 pm; Saturday, June 18, 10 am to 1:30 pm and 1:30 to 5:00 pm and Sunday, June 19, 10 am to 1:30 pm and 1:30 to 5:00 pm. For additional information call Donna Maytum, Volunteer Coordinator, 401-439-7253.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).