The Horticultural Heritage of Leila and Bradley Barnes’ – Orchard Valley Garden Club

The Orchard Valley Garden Club presents “Bradley and Lila in the Garden, A Perspective From the Barnes Museum.” Curator Christina Volpe, MA, will present some of the horticultural interests of the family who resided on the property which is now the Barnes Museum. The Barnes were avid gardeners who once had elaborate gardens on the estate, some features of which remain today.

The Barnes Museum was built in 1836 for Amon and Sylvia Bradley and was lived in by the Bradley/Barnes family for 137 years. Bradley Barnes, Amon’s grandson, inherited the homestead and lived in the house till his death in 1973. He bequeathed his family homestead, as well as all of its contents, to the Town of Southington. 

The event is at the ​American Legion Hall, 64 Main Street, Southington, Gather at 9:45, program begins at 10:00 am. Additional event information: 203-232-9274 or at [email protected].
A $5 guest donation is suggested.

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