Explore Newports Gardens On and Off The Avenue During The September Secret Garden Tour 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? Join us this fall as the annual Newport Secret garden Tour opens its gates to a plethora of stunning gardens On & Off The Avenue in historic Newport, Rhode Island. These gardens are shared with the community to help raise funds for the Arts Education programs in Aquidneck Islands public schools. Featuring at least 8 stunning gardens, this tour runs daily on September 11-13 from 10 am until 5 pm, 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 September Tour and can be purchased in advance online at www.secretgardentours.org 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 Aquidneck Island students in public schools for art, music, and theater and other cultural programming. For additional information, be sure to visit the website at www.secretgardentours.org. This post was written by Katie Dyer of Newport Secret Garden Tours fall 01-2