House & Garden Tour – April 26 & 27

It’s raining cats and dogs here today, which is good news for next weekend’s Shenandoah-Potomac House and Garden Tour, as the gardens should brighten right up this week. This year is the 53rd annual tour, which takes you to seven houses with gorgeous gardens in Jefferson and Berkeley counties, our home county and a neighboring county.

Our garden (pictured on the right) is not on the tour, but two houses in Shepherdstown are – the Chapline-Shenton House 3 blocks away on Princess Street, built in 1793, and the Welch House, just 1/2 block down German Street, built around 1825. Both are beautifully maintained homes with well-cared for gardens, and floral decorations will be added around the homes by the Dolley Madison and Shenandoah Garden Clubs. Tickets can be purchased at any house on the tour on the day of the tour for $20, or $6 for a single house. More details of the tour can be found on the website shenandoah-potomacgardencouncil.org.

We still have some availability for next weekend – stay at the Inn and you can walk to two of the homes open for the tour. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather, but we have plenty of big umbrellas you can borrow as a guest of the Inn.

Jeanne & Jim at the
Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV

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