Back Alley Garden Tour And Tea
Backyard Gardens & An Elegant Tea Party
Historic Shepherdstown, WV
Gardens Open Rain or Shine
Come and enjoy a rare opportunity to view the private gardens of Historic Shepherdstown. Stone, bone, iron and water are the basic elements of towns like this. 250 years of history in 1.5 square miles creates an infusion of ancient and modern, immaculate cultivation and playful wildness. Enjoy dooryard gardens and backyard retreats, with merchants and homeowners sharing a unique, wonderful esthetic for all things that grow; a tradition as alive today as at the founding of our town.
Enjoy unlimited visits to these gardens over the two days along with admission to one Tea. Leave with great memories and loads of ideas for your own space. Many local merchants are planning specials to entice you to stay for dinner and spend the evening listening to jazz, Appalachian Folk or myriad eclectic musical talent, from classical to modern.
Within minutes of starting the tour you'll know why, year after year, people come to Shepherdstown to enjoy the charm of the past while being inspired by today's gardens. View local artists' paintings as you sip tea from fine china. Enjoy homemade sweets and savories. Shop in unique merchant settings stocking one of a kind items, as well as fine dining, all along the street.
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Event sponsored by Shepherdstown Community Club.
Site sponsored by Thomas Shepherd Inn
Artwork from collection of G. B. Sanders