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Secret Garden Walking Tour

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Address: 32 Washington Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number:
+1 401-439-7253
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Take a Spring or Fall Tour of the beautiful, private gardens of some of...

Take a Spring or Fall Tour of the beautiful, private gardens of some of historic Newport's most prestigious properties.

The 2014 Secret Garden Tours is a self-guided walking tour of private gardens in historic Newport, Rhode Island. See breath-taking gardens, awe inspiring views, magnificent landscapes, pools, fountains, waterfronts and so much more.

Spring Tour: JUNE 20, 21 & 22 Fall Tour: SEPT 5, 6 & 7

The tours begin in Storer Park off of Washington Street in Newport.

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Wonderful Attraction!

The tour is an interesting and fascinating overview of life in large gardens. The flora attractions are wonderful at anytime of the year. A 'must see' atacion when visiting... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2016
North Luffenham, United Kingdom

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North Luffenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

The tour is an interesting and fascinating overview of life in large gardens. The flora attractions are wonderful at anytime of the year. A 'must see' atacion when visiting Newport

Thank P44cka
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

What a wonderful way to see the gardens of gorgeous homes in Newport! From old mansions to newer homes that Secret Garden tour is worth the wait to see these gorgeous places. Would love to take the tour every year.

Thank Queenu
Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed April 29, 2015

I was blown away by the beauty of all the gardens on this walking tour. If you love gardens, I highly recommend it!

Thank KateD6
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Taking this tour gives you the chance to see behind the scenes in the gardens of the big houses and also the local houses. They run it twice a year (spring and early fall) and you get to visit the mansions' gardens without paying for the house tickets and some of the locals also show off their gardens. We saw... More 

4 Thank TravelingNicx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Taking the Newport Tour gives you a chance to see how Newport people live. You walk through the Point which is a historic district in Newport. The houses are interesting, some are very old and there are plenty of shade trees. You receive a walking map and when you reach each destination you will find yourself in a small garden... More 

3 Thank Eleanor K
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2010

Starting at the entrance to Goat Island, this tour had private gardens dotted all over the Point District in Newport. The walking tour was started on a hot, humid day, but the garden docents had delicious iced tea & lemonade available at most destinations. A deli shoppe nestled among the sailboats was also within walking distance, and we took advantage... More 

4 Thank NBHOLT
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Reviewed April 4, 2008

It is a fun walking tour. Beautiful and family oriented. Great day out but make sure the weather is nice otherwise you could get cold or wet.

2 Thank MrWhibbley

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