Gilberties Garden Center
7 Sylvan Lane
Westport, CT 06880
Monday - Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
Saturday September 17 11am - 3pm
Back by popular demand, and one you don't want to miss! Join Dr. Z and Dr. Ellen Kamhi for an exciting herbal identification walk and medicine making workshop. They will take you on an herb walk to identify medicinal and edible plants on Gilbertie's 7 acres, discussing the folklore, chemistry, and traditional uses of herbs. We will then harvest many of the herbs and transform them into a cough syrup, tincture and salve.
All participants will bring home the medicines you make.
Please bring a small covered jar to take home your tincture in.
Workshop cost is $55 Please sign up in advance at 203.227.4175
A Medicine making and Herbal plant identification intensive workshop with Naturopathic Physician and professor Dr. Eugene Zampieron and Dr. Ellen Kamhi, The Natural Nurse
Saturday September 17th 11am - 3pm
In the Know...
How tropical house plants can spruce up your living space!
Is your favorite reading spot looking a little dull recently? Sometimes, finding artsy things to place around the house can be challenging. Plants, specifically the tropical variety, are a natural form of pizzaz that come in abundant colors and look beautiful anywhere you put them.
These plants are well suited for indoor spaces. They make great desk companions (orchids, bromeliads) or corner pieces (palm tree, birds of paradise). Most of these plants have great, natural benefits for your health as well, they absorb carbon dioxide inside your home and then release clean oxygen around you, much like a natural air purifier.
Gilbertie’s has you covered for house plant selection. It is ultimately up to your budget and how much space you can dedicate to it. Fall in love with some handsome indoor plants today.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?