Mr. and Mrs. Cuthbert, the father and mother of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, were the original inhabitants of this lovely home. Anne Shirley, the bright and imaginative orphan, came to call it home when she was adopted accidentally by the Cuthbert siblings. Davy and Dora Keith, at Anne's pleading, were also adopted by Marilla, after Matthew's death. Although the twins were riotous, Green Gables loved to have them. Subsequent to Thomas Lynde's death, Rachel Lynde came to live with Marilla as Anne went to Redmond College. Finally, after Anne had finished her years at Redmond and her principalship at Summerside High School, moved out of Green Gables to move to Four Winds with her husband Gilbert Blythe and after Davy had married, his wife Millie moved in and they raised several children together there.
Green Gables was situated at the end of a very long driveway, Mrs. Rachel Lynde (their neighbour) thought it no wonder that the Cuthberts were a little odd, living back there all alone.
- "With this Mrs. Rachel stepped out of the lane into the backyard of Green Gables. Very green and neat and precise was that yard, set about on one side with great patriarchal willows and the other with prim Lombardies. Not a stray stick nor stone was to be seen, for Mrs. Rachel would have seen it if there had been. Privately she was of the opinion that Marilla Cuthbert swept that yard over as often as she swept her house. One could have eaten a meal off the ground without overbrimming the proverbial peck of dirt."
- —Anne of Green Gables, Chapter 1[src]
Green Gables is described as being very pretty. Marilla Cuthbert kept the interior spic and span. The Snow Queen and various other trees surrounded it. The yard was impeccable. Orchard Slope was near Green Gables.
- North Gable (Rachel Lynde's room)
- South Gable (Marilla and Dora's room)
- East Gable (Anne's and later Dora's room)
- West Gable (Davy's room)
- Spare Room (Rachel's kitchen)
- Bedroom in the hall (Matthew's room)
Green Gables was named for its very green, bright gables.
Behind the scenes
- In the 1934 film Anne of Green Gables, Anne Shirley is the one who names Green Gables.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery's cousins, the MacNeill family, owned the farm which she visited as a child. Later, when she started writing the Anne series, she based Green Gables on that farm.
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