Listed in the Garden Conservancy's Open Days Directory, a Guide to Visiting Hundreds of America's Best Private Gardens, the gardens at the Keeler Tavern Museum are included among 400 private gardens selected as outstanding examples of design and horticultural practice.
A Charleston Garden is the description used to describe this circa 1910 garden setting designed by noted American architect Cass Gilbert. Intended to be viewed and enjoyed by guests in the adjoining garden house, visitors look out at a sunken garden with brick walls, arches and a reflecting pool with a cherub fountain. The award winning flowerbeds have been restored and are maintained by the Garden Committee of the Museum, using more than 100 varieties of annuals and perennials.
Colonial Herb Garden
In the front courtyard of the Museum, a classic herb garden has been restored. This collection of plants contains many varieties of culinary, medicinal and household herbs known to have been used in Connecticut during the 18th century. It is maintained by a committee of Museum volunteers.
Admission: Except during private events, the gardens are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk, free of charge.