Roseland Cottage

600 Yards of Boxwood

Henry and Paris Dyer, proprietors of Raspberry Hill Nursery in nearby Brooklyn, Connecticut, sold “600 yards dwarf box edging” to “Henry C. Bowen, Esq.” for a grand total of $75. Roseland Cottage’s parterre today consists of that same six hundred yards. On the back of the record are Bowen’s notes, tracking the $700 he spent for trees on the common, with instructions to keep the record for the future.