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Gilberties Garden Center

7 Sylvan Lane

Westport, CT 06880

203-227-4175

SUMMER HOURS:
Open

Monday - Saturday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 10:00 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.

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Every Monday is Mum Madness
at Gilbertie's!

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The Perfect Gift for Any Gardener!

Finding the perfect gift for the gardeners in your life can be a daunting task. You want something that they'll truly appreciate and enjoy, but with so many options out there, it's hard to know where to start.

Luckily, we have the ideal solution that will make any gardening enthusiast's heart skip a beat: Gilbertie's Gift Cards. With a wide range of organic herbs, veggies, and flowers to choose from, our gift cards allow them to create their dream garden.

Flexibility and Convenience
One of the standout features of Gilbertie's Gift Cards is the flexibility they offer. Your recipient can redeem the gift card both online and at our Westport store. Whether they prefer the convenience of online shopping or the joy of browsing our store in person, they have the freedom to choose.

No Expiration Date
Unlike many other gift cards, Gilbertie's Gift Cards never expire. We believe in giving your loved ones ample time to plan and create their dream garden. Whether they want to start right away or wait for the perfect moment, they can take their time without worrying about their gift card losing its value.

Online Purchases Made Easy
For the convenience of our customers, our gift cards can be used for online purchases. This means that even if your recipient is unable to visit our Westport store, they can still browse our website and choose from our extensive collection of organic herbs, veggies, and flowers.

Gilbertie's Gift Cards are the ultimate gift for any gardener in your life. With the freedom to choose from our wide selection of organic herbs, veggies, and flowers, your loved ones can bring their garden dreams to life. The flexibility, convenience, and no expiration date make our gift cards the perfect choice. Surprise your gardening enthusiast with a gift that will inspire and delight them on their journey towards a flourishing garden.

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FREE DELIVERY AND ASSEMBLY:

Rustic Elevated

Garden Bed

For just $299.99

In the Know...

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Fall Gardening Magic: Harvest Freshness Right From Your Backyard

As summer starts to wane and you're savoring those last juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers from your garden, have you ever thought about extending your growing season into the fall? Well, guess what? Fall gardening is not only possible but also incredibly rewarding.

Here's an excerpt from the book "Small-plot, High-yield Gardening" by Sal Gilbertie and Larry Sheehan:

"The fall vegetable garden is easier to plan and plant than it is in spring, the soil beds are already prepared, the germination rate of direct sowing is better because the soil is already warmed up, and there is no excess moisture like you get in the spring. There are many root and leafy crops to choose from which don’t take up a lot of space and can be harvested within two months of planting."

"The fall garden may be a misleading term, as planting is done in summer, you may not feel like its planting weather, and you may have to push yourself a bit to get the crops in so they can mature in time, but it is most satisfying to be eating your own high- quality vegetables when they’re not generally available elsewhere, or are priced out of site. So, try your hand at a fall garden this year, we promise you will enjoy the extra two or three months of freshly grown produce!"

Imagine this: as the leaves start to turn and the air gets crisper, you could be tending to your very own fall vegetable garden, filled with an array of root and leafy crops. These gems don't demand a lot of space and can be ready for your plate in just two short months.

Now, we know that planting in late summer might not feel like the ideal gardening weather, and you might need a little motivation to get those seeds in the ground. But trust us, the satisfaction of munching on your own high-quality veggies when they're not readily available elsewhere or priced sky-high is unparalleled.

So, why not give fall gardening a try this year? You won't regret it. Those extra two or three months of freshly grown produce will make all your efforts worthwhile. Plus, it's a fantastic way to extend your gardening season and enjoy the magic of homegrown goodness a little longer.

Let's make this fall a season of bountiful harvests and gardening joy! Check out fall vegetable crops are now available at Gilbertie’s Westport Store.

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Gilbertie's Organic Tomato Sauce

 

$12.00 per jar

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Bonide Captain Jack's Neem Max Ready to Use (64 oz)

$31.99

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FREE DELIVERY AND ASSEMBLY:

Rustic Garden Wedge

For just $299.99

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FREE DELIVERY AND ASSEMBLY:

Elevated Raised Bed

For just $239.99

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!

Meet Gilbertie's Garden Center Staff...

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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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? 

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