Discover Newport welcomes guest blogger Katie Dyer of Newport Secret Garden Tour When: June 26-28 from 10 A.M. until 5 P.M. Where: Throughout Newport Cost: $20 Imagine yourself walking through a beautiful garden filled with a variety of flowers, shrubs and trees with the sun shining down and the birds chirping away happily. Sounds amazing, right? Find out for yourself why Conde Nast Traveler Magazine named Newport, Rhode Island in Spring 2014 one of the best walking cities in the U.S. and specifically mentioned the June Secret Garden Tour through the citys historic Point section as one of the highlights. Join us this June as the annual Newport Secret Garden Tour opens its gates to a variety of spectacular gardens. Primarily designed and maintained by their owners, these gardens are real labors of love which are shared with the community to help raise funds for the Arts Education programs in Aquidneck Islands public schools. Featuring 12-14 stunning gardens, this tour runs daily on June 26-28 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. Tickets are now available for the 2015 Spring Tour and can be purchased in advance online at for a discounted rate of $20. Group rates are also available for four or more persons with additional discounts available. Check the website for more details. Since 1984, the organizers and supporters of The Secret Garden Tour have been dedicated to enhancing art education and cultural programs in Aquidneck Islands 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 local public schools. For additional information, be sure to visit the website at IMG_4179