Some of Newport's most vibrant, lavish private gardens open their gates this season as the spring edition of Newport Secret Garden Tours returns. Take a refreshing walking tour through 10-12 enchanting gardens June 16 - June 18 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Primarily designed and maintained by their owners, each garden is a labor of love shared with the community to help raise funds for the arts education programs throughout Aquidneck Island’s public schools. 



Step 1: Sit in a garden. 


That's it. That's all you have to do. 


The Newport Secret Garden Tour is looking for volunteers for the upcoming June tours. As a thank you for volunteering, you'll receive a free ticket for the tour valid all weekend long to visit the all participating gardens. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have questions, email:


Two host/hostesses are typically assigned to each garden for a three to four hour shift. 


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 these programs.