The very popular Back Alley Garden Tour & Tea is being held a little earlier this year, with tours on both Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23. 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 – a demonstration apiary (beehive) will be featured again this year. The tea will be held from 11 to 3 each day at the War Memorial Building on the corner of German and King Streets, next to the library, where tickets for the tea and tour may be purchased.
Our roses are out, as you can see from our picture, along with a few of the peonies. 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 tour weekend – see our website for details.
Jeanne & Jim at theThomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV