Shepherdstown GardenFest


Plans are being finalized for a "GardenFest Weekend" in Shepherdstown May 17-18.

The centerpiece of the two-day event will be the town's 15th annual Back Alley Garden Tour and Tea, which will include a self-guided walking tour of more than a dozen private gardens rarely open to the public and an elegant afternoon tea.

Both days will also be full of many other garden-related activities, including demonstrations and exhibits about horticulture, landscaping, composting, beekeeping, raising chickens, indoor gardening, flower arranging, and more.

There will also be garden-related items and plants for sale.

In addition, there will be farmers markets both days, along with displays by local artists and
potters, sidewalk sales by local merchants, access to local historic sites, live music, children's events, and special spring menus at many local restaurants.

The Tour and Tea and all the other weekend activities will be held rain or shine.

Garden Tour hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on
Sunday. The Teas will be offered from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. each day.

Admission to both the Tour and Tea will be $20 per person through May 14, and $25 after that.

The Shepherdstown Community Club sponsors the Tour and Tea, and all proceeds will be used to support the two important community resources the Club owns: the War Memorial Building and Morgan's Grove Park.

Tour and Tea tickets and more information are available online at www.backalleygarden.org.

Tickets are also on sale in the town at the Village Florist, Sweet Shop, and Four Seasons Books store on German Street, and Yarnability on South Duke Street.

All of the weekend's other activities will be free and will follow the same hours as the Garden
Tour.

For more details about these other activities and information about parking locations during the weekend, go to the Shepherdstown Visitor's Center web site at www.shepherdstownvisitorscenter.com or contact Jan Hafer at 304-876-2786.


 
 


The Easter Bunny will hit German Street on Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. and a self-guided story walk will be held at the Little House on both Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April .18th.  The Easter Egg Hunt will take place immediately after the parads on Saturday on the grounds of White Hall.  The Little House will NOT be open on Easter Sunday.

The second annual GardenFest arrives on May 17 & 18, featuring the Back Alley Garden Tour & Tea which will include a self-guided walking tour of more than a dozen private gardens rarely open to the public and an elegant afternoon tea.

Both days will also be full of many other garden-related activities, including demonstrations and exhibits about horticulture, landscaping, composting, beekeeping, raising chickens, indoor gardening, flower arranging, and more. Please see our website for more information.

Find more Shepherdstown and surrounding area travel information at Go Blue Ridge Travel.


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