Several rainy days interspersed with sunny warm weather has brightened up the gardens quite nicely this spring. That means you won’t want to miss a chance to come out for the 54th annual Shenandoah-Potomac House and Garden tour, which takes you to seven houses with gorgeous gardens and historic interiors in Jefferson and Berkeley counties, our home county and a neighboring county.
Our garden (pictured on the right) is not on the tour, but you can visit a beautifully-restored B&B in Harpers Ferry – Laurel Lodge, with a breathtaking view of the Potomac River. This Arts & Crafts style home has been restored as a labor of love by our friends Ed and Chris, who now offer three B&B rooms in this unique setting. The Lodge has been recently featured on HGTV’s If Walls Could Talk. We applied for that show, but the story of the Laurel Lodge restoration is way more interesting! In addition, the oldest Washington family home, Harewood, is open for the tour. It is still occupied by a member of the family.
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 -it’s not too late to plan a stay. Tour a few historic homes and gardens, eat at some great local restuarants in Shepherdstown – what a perfect weekend getaway!
Jeanne & Jim at the
Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV