– Representing Two Centuries of Gardening in Easton, Connecticut
The Bradley-Hubbell House and property are owned by the Aquarion Water Company and have been on a long term lease to The Historical Society of Easton since 1999. The restoration and conservation of the house and property began in 2000 and continues to be an ongoing project of The Historical Society.
The gardens were installed by Gilbertie’s Herb Farm following a design by horticultural curator Shiela Wertheimer based on old family photographs and interviews provided by Patricia Hubbell. The fence was built by Easton Scout Troop #66 using the design of the fence around the property as shown in a 1917 BHC photograph (with protection added against 21st century woodchucks and deer).
The Restoration of The Bradley-Hubbell House Gardens is a project of the Easton Garden Club.
The Gardens Restoration Committee – Abby LePage & Janet Hoyt, Co-Chairs
Lois Bloom, Barbara Broderick, Wendy Chaix, Sal Gilbertie, Princie Falkenhagen, Hove Herrmann, Judy Richardson.
Hove Hermann & Cynthia Carlson – Garden Preservation.
Our thanks to all who have donated their services to create and maintain the Bradley- Hubbell House gardens and property: Harry Audley, Chris Barcelo, American Stump Removal; Krystian Boreyko, Dave Hardesty, and Scout Troop #66; Jeff Candee, Candee Farm Landscaping; Steve Carlson; Wendy Chaix; Bob Falkenhagen; Peter Kunkle, Forger/Kunkle Plumbing; Sal Gilbertie, Gilberties’s Herb Farms: Gary Haines and the BHC Company, Steve and Norm Haller, Haller Construction Company; Scott Jamison, Oliver Nursery; Bruce LePage; Bill Lyon; Dan Magner; David Morgans; Mark Peyser; David Sylvestro; Will Tressler.
For 100 years after the house was built in 1816, the farmstead extended on both sides of the road and on both sides of the Aspetuck River. The vista from the house is virtually the same today, except for the trees that have grown up since the land was clear-cut for farming, and the changes from river to reservoir, from dirt road to highway, and from foot and horse traffic to cars and trucks.