Aquidneck Schools Benefit from The Secret Garden Tour

It’s no secret that The Secret Garden Tour by the Benefactors of the Arts does huge things for public schools on Aquidneck Island.  Since 1984, the group has raised more than $1 million school for school art, music, theater and other cultural programs. IMG_9108June’s tour was another success, and in case you missed it, there’s another coming soon: “On and Off the Avenue” is on tap for Sept. 9-11, featuring about a dozen gardens on and off Bellevue Avenue, as well as on Historic Hill and the Kay/Catherine neighborhoods, all in Newport.

Tickets are now available at for the tours that run daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and are good for any or all days of the tours. Tickets are $25 each the day of the tours, but can be bought online for $20. Group rates for four or more people are also available. Volunteers are also needed; for information, write




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