The very popular Back Alley Garden Tour & Tea is being held on Memorial Day weekend this year, with tours on both Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. It is called the Back Alley Garden Tour after one of the unique features of the town – in the historic district, there are almost no front yards and all the garden space is in the back. Hence, the gardens are more viewable and accessible from the back alleys that wind throughout the town. They are truly beautiful with a wide variety of styles – this year, an organic vegetable garden with a demonstration apiary (beehive) will be featured. The Friday Painters Group will be displaying their work at the War Memorial Building this year, where tickets for the tea and tour may be purchased.
Pictured are some of our purple irises, in bloom now and likely to last for a few more weeks. We are not on the tour but as a guest you are welcome to enjoy the shady view of the entire garden from our second floor porch at any time of the year! Some rooms are still available for the holiday weekend.
Jeanne & Jim at the
Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV