This weekend brings the 58th annual House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties.
The tours, happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, include eight sites in Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown and Martinsburg.
For adults, the cost for the complete tour is $20 or $6 for admission to a single site; children pay $5 for the tour or $3 for a single site. Tickets may be purchased at any of the homes.
According to B. Susan Guay, the publicity chairwoman for the Shenandoah Garden Club, said the Garden Council thanked the owners of the seven private homes and gardens on the tour with a dinner at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg and gifts of watercolor portraits of each of their homes. Artist Roxanne Shields created the paintings.
Besides the seven homes, the tour also includes a special “point of interest,” Bloomery Plantation outside of Charles Town.
For details on the event, see the Shenandoah-Potomac Garden Council website at shenandoah-potomacgardencouncil.org.