The Newport Secret Garden Tours have announced their 2017 dates.

Join the Benefactors of the Arts for the June and September 2017 Secret Garden Tours.  Take a self-guided walking tour through Newport, RI’s historic Point section June 16-18.  From September 8-10, garden aficionados can take a fall tour of some of the most beautiful, prestigious gardens and properties.

The tours run daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and tickets are good for any or all days of the tour, allowing for inclement weather, schedule conflicts, or just a late start.  In Spring 2014, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine named Newport, Rhode Island “one of the best walking cities in the U.S.” and specifically mentioned the June Secret Garden Tour through the city’s historic Point section as one of the highlights.

Tickets are now available for the 2017 Tours and can be purchased in advance online at www.secretgardentours.org for a discounted rate of $20. New this year, group rates are also available for four or more persons with additional discounts available. Email info@secretgardentours for more details. Be sure to check the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SecretGardenTours for updates, events, beautiful garden photos and more.

Since 1984, the organizers and supporters of The Secret Garden Tour have been dedicated to enhancing art education and cultural programs in Aquidneck Island’s Public Schools, funding dozens of programs in music, theater and fine arts for local schoolchildren. To date, The Secret Garden Tour has given more than $1 million to Aquidneck Island students in public schools for art, music, theater and other cultural programming. For additional information, visit www.secretgardentours.org.

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