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Gilberties Garden Center

7 Sylvan Lane

Westport, CT 06880



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.


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Attracting Birds & Butterfly's with Native Shrubs and Perennials in Your Landscape

Saturday, April 29th at 1pm

Join Alice Ely, master gardener and creator of private bird/ butterfly habits, as she gives a talk to enlighten us on the importance of sustainable garden practices in our own yard!

Alice will explain the importance of using sustainable garden practices to promote species diversity, thus protecting habitats .

Alice Ely is a certified master gardener & composter and registered Monarch Way Station creator. When she is not in her own garden, Alice coaches homeowners in sustainable gardening practices.

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

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

In the Know...

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Best ways to support your local farmer’s market

There’s something uniquely special about the sight and smells of a farmer’s market. Each state has their own way of doing things, but they all share the same mission: to bring fresh produce to your hands. If you’re looking to support them, here are some ways you can do that.

They are always looking for hands on deck for these types of events. Let the people running it know that you are interested. It is truly a big help. Try to go as frequently as you can. You will become familiar with the different vendors and likely want to contribute as much as possible to them.

Farmer’s markets are a way for the community to come together. The support you give makes a difference in the future of farming.


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



Colorful Tropicals


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.

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! 

Augusto Ordonez

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.

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...

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