Created By: The Jonnycake Center of Westerly, Inc.
There’s a hidden treasure at The Haversham Tavern - in plain sight. The gardens. You have no doubt stopped here many times for a good meal or to meet friends for lively conversation at the sports bar. But have you taken the time to stroll the garden pathways and duck through the stone archway gracing the front entrance.
Wood River Evergreens was contracted by owner Bob Lucey to redesign the landscape after a total building renovation was done to the original Mary’s Restaurant. Mary’s was established in 1946. He requested a unique design that would be functional, eye-catching, colorful year-round and feature a large waterfall. Jenn Judge and Frank Crandall designed the landscape which includes stunning waterfalls and pond, paver walkways, outstanding stone work, seasonal plantings and night lighting. Path lights, uplighting of the specimen trees and ambient lighting of the buildings was designed by Kathy Quinn. The project was completed in the early 2000s and has withstood the test of time.
One of the additional purposes of the landscaping was to provide a colorful setting for weddings. Recently the landscape has seen the addition of roses and other plantings to enhance the appearance of the Haversham Tavern and Haversham House; ideal settings for parties, weddings and other special events. Next to the tavern and house is the Haversham Farm and Cottage available (for rent) to overnight guests.
This point of interest is part of the tour: 2017 Westerly Garden Tour: Gardens Near the Sea