The Ronald Lee Fleming's magnificent and ever evolving classical garden at Bellevue House and at least eight other noteworthy Newport properties will be open to the public as part of Newport's Secret Garden Tour called "On and Off The Avenue & The Drive”," Sept. 9-11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is one of the region's top garden tours featuring professionally restored and enhanced estate gardens.
Tickets are $20 in advance from www.secretgardentours.org or by calling 401-439-7253. Tickets are $25 the days of the tours at the Newport Visitor's Center, 23 America's Cup Ave. or Kingscote Mansion, 253 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI. Proceeds support arts and cultural programs for Aquidneck Island public schools.