The garden at The Old Tavern grows inside a stone wall that surrounds the Tavern. Under the leadership of our Garden Team leader, Master Gardener and lifelong Unionville resident, Pat Gerred, our volunteers have spent countless hours maintaining the grounds by removing invasive and overgrown plants then identifying and rehabilitating plants to keep. Our goal is to restore the garden to an inviting gathering space and teaching garden featuring historic and native plants.
Garden Design Team
Our Garden Design Team is a collaboration between our volunteers, landscape architects, and local nursery growers. Together we are redisigning the historic garden to enhance what has been preserved within the historic garden. We intend to utilize this volunteer effort to revitalize the gardenscape so that the garden will be ready for The Old Tavern Grand Re-opening!
Pictured...Pink Peony - believed to be the oldest plant in the existing garden, located near the entrance by the kitchen annex.
Gather in the Garden
The building may be closed to the public during reconstrcution, but our historic garden provides gathering space to welcome people back to The Old Tavern. In 2018, we began hosting regular Wine & Music nights on the first Friday of the month, May-October. There is nothing better than a summer evening in the garden with local wine and local music. We look forward to more nights in the garden soon!
Due to COVID-19, the Society has suspended all Tavern activities until further notice.
The gardens at the Tavern are cared for by our dedicated volunteers. Our Garden Team meets twice a month, March thru November, to maintain the grounds and garden beds.
Joining the garden team is a great way to reconnect with The Old Tavern!
In the Garden
The Garden at Night
10th Anniversary Daffodils...
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary as the organization dedicated to The Old Tavern revitalization, we have planted 1000 yellow daffodils. Dedicate daffodils in celebration or memory. Learn more HERE...