Green Gables was the snug white farmhouse, and the home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, Anne Shirley, Rachel Lynde, Davy and Dora Keith.



Mr. Cuthbert, the father of Marilla and Matthew, built Green Gables. He was apparently nearly as shy as his son, for he built the house at the end of a very long driveway.


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.

Physical appearanceEdit

"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.




Green Gables was named for its very green, bright gables.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • 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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See alsoEdit

Boston · Charlottetown
Bonnyview · Echo Lodge · The Evergreens · Glen St. Mary manse · Green Gables
House of Dreams · Ingleside · Lone Willow Farm · Lynde's Hollow · Maplehurst · Mount Holly
Orchard Slope · Patty's Place · Tomgallon House · Windy Poplars · The Yellow House
Haunted Wood · Hester Gray's garden · Lake of Shining Waters · Lover's Lane · Rainbow Valley
Manitoba · New Brunswick · Nova Scotia · Ontario · Prince Edward Island · Saskatchewan
Avonlea school · Glen St. Mary school · Queen's Academy · Redmond College · Summerside High School
Bolingbroke · Grafton · Hopetown · Kingsport · Summerside
Avonlea · Carmody · Glen St. Mary · Harbour Head · Lowbridge · Millward
Newbridge · Scottsford · Spencervale · Upper Glen · White Sands
Avonlea Hall · Canada · Four Winds · Hammond Sawmill
Old St. John's Cemetery · Over-Harbour · Spook's Lane · Tomorrow
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