McCue Gardens History

McCue Gardens was founded in 1967 by Bruce McCue. Bruce started the business when he was 13 years old, growing and selling Pansies to a local garden center. Two years later, Bruce signed his first wholesale customer, Holdridge Garden Center in Ledyard, Connecticut. He continued to add wholesale customers and bought his first delivery truck in 1975. Five years into the business, Bruce was growing more than 150 varieties of perennials and wildflowers. Today, McCue Gardens sells more than 1,400 different varieties.

Wethersfield History

McCue Gardens is located in the historic Connecticut town of Wethersfield, originally settled in 1634 as a trading post by John Oldham and Associates. Wethersfield has a rich history as an agricultural history, known unofficially as the home of the Red Onion. McCue Gardens is one of several farms in the Wethersfield area to carry on the town’s agricultural tradition.

Wethersfield is also home to the nation’s oldest volunteer fire department. Originally chartered in 1803, the Wethersfield Volunteer Fire Department recently celebrated its bicentennial. Bruce McCue and his son Chris McCue are active members in the fire department, a family tradition that spans many generations.

Thousands of people visit Wethersfield each year to participate in one of the many historical activities, including history walks and tours, antique shows, and fife and drum corps performances. For more information on the history of Wethersfield, CT, please visit the Wethersfield Historical Society or the Wikipedia entry for Wethersfield, CT.