Established in 1956 on property held by the Hubbard family from 1745 to 1916, this 11-acre country garden has evolved over the years mostly by elimination. Overgrown vegetation, undesirable trees, shrubs, and invasive vines have been selectively cleared by the owner. In 1965 a pond was created in a swampy area and the surrounding red maples were limbed up to provide a view of the pond from the house. Through years of mowing the meadows have become a lush lawn graced with mature trees. The effect is park-like, yet not imposing. Shrubs and flower borders have been planted with a naturalistic feeling. The vegetable garden includes herbs, a perennial border , and annuals for cutting.
Persons associated with the garden include: Nehemiah Hubbard and the Hubbard family (former owners, 1745-1916); Colonel Clarence Wadsworth (former owner, 1916-1952); Frank D. and Mary S. Winder (former owners, 1952-1956); Kelly & Kelly (architects, ca. 1929); Norman S. Isham (consultant, ca. 1929); and Robert Carter (designer, ca. 1953).
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plan, and list of ornamental trees on the property.
Garden has been featured in Mary Tonetti Dorra, The Beautiful American Vegetable Garden (New York: Clarkson Potter, 1997), pp. 48-51