Secret Gardens Tour




We are very sad to announce that the
2020 Secret Gardens Tour has been cancelled,
due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

While the decision was a difficult one, we feel
this is in the best interests of our garden
owners, volunteer guides, and tour-goers.  


Shopping for Soroptimist Event Postponed: As the shutdown for coronavirus safety continues, we must postpone the Shopping for Soroptimist event at Northshire Bookstore, which was scheduled for June 13-14. Please watch for updates when phased reopening begins. We are grateful to Northshire Bookstore for their continuing support, and we encourage you to support Northshire and all our wonderful local businesses.


Soroptimist Garden Party Postponed: Concern for public health and uncertainty about the next few weeks have prompted the postponement of the Sunnyside Gardens wine and cheese party scheduled for May 8. We are monitoring the situation and hope to reschedule in the near-term. Please note, the 2020 Secret Gardens Tour honors the memory of Sunnyside owner Ned Chapman, a longtime Soroptimist supporter. We encourage you to support Sunnyside and other sponsors of the Secret Gardens Tour.


26th Annual Secret Gardens Tour

Sunday, July 12, 2020
11 am - 5 pm
In and Around Saratoga Springs


Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 12, for the 26th Annual Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour! We’ve got some surprises (take note, herb lovers) as you enjoy stunning gardens of all shapes and sizes in Ballston Spa, Saratoga Springs and Schuylerville. The self-guided Secret Gardens tour is an all-volunteer fundraiser presented by Soroptimist International of Saratoga County. The club grants thousands of dollars a year to organizations in keeping with its mission to improve the lives of women, girls and their communities locally and globally. 
Questions? Leave a message at 518-581-1201 ext. 4184 or email
We’re also pleased to announce that once again there will be two lead-up events to increase awareness of the tour:
  • Soroptimist Garden Party: Sunnyside Gardens will host a free wine and cheese party to kick off the Secret Garden Tour sales on Friday, May 8, the Friday before Mother’s Day, beginning at 5:30 PM. Stay tuned for more details. Unfortunately this event is postponed. We are monitoring the situation and hope to reschedule in the near-term.
  • Shopping for Soroptimist: Northshire Bookstore will host a book fair on June 13-14 at their Broadway location in Saratoga Springs. A portion of proceeds from all sales, will be donated to the Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour.