Gilberties Garden Center

7 Sylvan Lane

Westport, CT 06880

203-227-4175

HOURS:
Monday - Saturday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Established in 1922, Gilbertie’s is a 4th generation, family owned garden center that’s been a staple in Westport for close to 100 years. We provide certified organic products throughout the northeast and serve our own community by donating generously to local gardens, charities and schools. We truly believe in the power of plants, hosting free lectures and classes seeking to teach the importance of growing organically and sustainably, benefiting not only our own health, but that of the world around us.

We are the largest herb plant grower on the East Coast with expansive greenhouses and a delightful gift shop. Our grounds are surrounded by theme gardens providing an inspired experience for both the casual gardener and the serious botanist. We offer annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, tropical plants, pond supplies, fish, pottery, statuary, fall pumpkin picking and hay rides, Christmas trees, holiday décor, succulents and indoor houseplants!

 

Visit us Monday through Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:30PM & Sundays from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

What's Happening...

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Gilbertie's 100 year celebration Scavenger Hunt Starts this weekend!

Sunday, May 1 - May 29 

As part of our 100 year celebration, Gilbertie's, along with the creative minds of Rock Paper Scissors Custom Events 

are hosting a fun, self guided scavenger hunt around Westport, CT. 

Winners picked weekly thru ought the  month. So pack up the friends and family, grab your clues, and we'll see you on the hunt! 

Get your map here!

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Garden Consultation Day

Saturday, May 21 10-12pm

Special guest Roberta DiBisceglie of Columbine Designs will be with us today from 10am -12pm to help you improve your garden using native and pollinator friendly plants. This is a one on one opportunity to work with Roberta, so bring some photos of your garden or outdoor space so she can make custom recommendations. First come first served.

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Mark your Calendars! 

The Party for a Century is Saturday

June 4 2022       12pm - 5pm

100 years in business! This calls for a celebration, don't you think? Please join us for a fun day of music, friends, food, artisan and craft vendors, a petting zoo and  Governor's proclamation.  FREE concert  with Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads and special guest Kali Wale'. 

 

 

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Just Released! Sal's New Book: "Small-Plot, High-Yield Gardening

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Herb Gardening from the Ground Up: Everything You Need to Know About Growing Your Favorite Herbs

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Cleanse & Purify the Air in Your Home with Indoor Plants!

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Colorful Tropicals

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Help save bee and butterfly populations with native pollinator plants!

Everything for your garden, and more!

Carrie Gilbertie
Carrie Gilbertie
General Manager

Carrie, a fourth generation family member has worked to maintain the charisma and tranquility of Gilbertie's since 1997. She has worked closely with the community on projects including Westport Community Gardens and the Westport Famers' Market, and helped develop the popular Winter Farmers' Market at the garden center in 2011. She says "Guiding people about the importance of clean food, growing organically, and respecting nature is critical in our society now, I can't think of anything I'd rather do for a living." Her biggest passions; tropical plants and unusual annuals, lecturing on the subject frequently, and designing custom outdoor containers throughout the area for clients.

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Joe Gloria
Joe Gloria

Joe’s plant knowledge is vast and extensive. Responsible for the buying of the perennial and nursery departments at Gilbertie’s, Joe’s passion for horticulture makes him one of our most popular lecturers here at the garden center, as well as helping customers with garden design and installation.

Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark
Herb Manager, Assistant Store Manager

Kevin’s background in retail and produce management show his knack for store merchandising and displays throughout the entire garden center. His expertise in custom herb containers inspire customers and make him a very sought after designer year round. Responsible for the immense herb selection offered at the garden center, Kevin works closely with Sal Gilbertie at our growing farm in Easton CT ensuring quality herb selections here at the center.

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Kendall Kowalsky
Customer Service/ Greenhouse Production & Maintenance

With a passion for horticulture and a promising career in the industry  Kendall helps oversee  greenhouse production and maintenance of the tropical plant greenhouse as well as ensure top notch customer service at  the garden center, 

Kendall is an avid traveler and is looking forward to her next adventure! 

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Augusto Ordonez
Operations

Augusto is the man who keeps everything running smoothly at Gilbertie's. Whether it's general property maintenance, deliveries, planting the vegetable beds or assisting customers he always has time to tell you a great joke and make you smile. Augusto is an avid fisherman and there always seems to be fish in the employee freezer for all.

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Deb Rogers
Customer Service & Container Design

Our colorful character Deb, came to Gilbertie's in 2016 after a 17 yr. career with Youngs Nursery in Wilton Ct.  Her experience in customer service along with annuals and perennials has her busy all season with beautiful container design and creativity galore. She enjoys walking her dogs and working in her beautiful gardens. Can you tell her favorite color is purple? 

Meet Gilbertie's Garden Center Staff...