Gilberties Garden Center
7 Sylvan Lane
Westport, CT 06880
Wed - Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun - Tues: CLOSED
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 Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM.
Let's bring more green into your world!
January 2021 Hours
Our hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 8:30AM > 5:PM.
Westport Farmers Market Hours are Thursday 10:AM>2:PM
Greenhouse Shopping is Warm Shopping! Swing by & Visit!
Give Your Plants a Spa Day!
How do your houseplants look? Are they thriving or do they need a some love? We can help! This January, bring us your tired, sick & hungry plants for a Gilbertie’s "Spa Day" and receive 10% off of a new container, fertilizer & soil!
Cleanse & Purify the Air in Your Home with Indoor Plants!
Help save bee and butterfly populations with native pollinator plants!
Everything for your garden, and more!
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.
Perennial Department / Greenhouse Propagation & Growing
With a Horticulture degree and a CNLA member Sheryl has over 14 years in the industry and an extensive knowledge of plants with a special interest of Trees and Shrubs. Sheryl oversees the greenhouse propagation of the heirloom flowers and vegetables sold at the garden center, the perennial dept., as well as maintaining many of the display beds thru out the property.
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?