Meet Our Experts

Garden Barn employs a large group of gardeners and plant experts that bring a wide variety of experience to ensure success in your garden. Select an individual to read more!

  • Owners

    Meet the family behind it all, the Glihas!  From 1978-1981, Dennis Gliha managed The Garden Barn and he and Kathy purchased it together in 1981. ... Read more

  • Landscape Designer

    Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional 

    Meet Colin!  He’s been employed at Garden Barn since 2008, and can be found keeping the nursery beautiful while also helping out with landscape... Read more

  • Landscape Architect

    Linda is a licensed landscape architect and manages our landscape department here at The Garden Barn, where she started in 2009. Utilizing her... Read more

  • Register Staff / Warehouse Coordinator 

    Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional 

    Meet Alyssa! She’s been employed by the Garden Barn since March of 2009, primarily working as a cashier/sales associate but also as an expert on... Read more

  • Register Staff 

    Candice has been at The Garden Barn for over a year now and has become another familiar face at the register. Even though she doesn't have much... Read more

  • Nursery Staff

    Adam is a self-taught nurseryman, learning by working with other experienced nurserymen, putting his nose to the grind stone, and studying every... Read more

  • Landscaper

    Derek started with the Garden Barn in March of 2013. He is our tree installation expert and often delivers and plants single trees on his own.... Read more

  • Landscape Crew Leader

    Mike started his landscape experience at Suffield Country Club, where his love for the outdoors grew as he did planting, mulching and plant care.... Read more

  • Nursery Staff

    Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional 

    Tony has been with The Garden Barn for over 4 years. Prior to that he worked in the horticultural field with a focus on water features and... Read more

  • Nursery Staff

    Mike has gained all of his plant knowledge here at The Garden Barn, where he started in 2013 by assisting customers with loading cars.  His... Read more

  • Accounting Administrator

    Jane Chadbourne has been working as an Accounting Administrator at The Garden Barn since 2007. She is responsible for maintaining the financial... Read more

  • Register Staff

    Angela has been with The Garden Barn for over a year now and has become a familiar face at the register. She has learned so much about the... Read more

  • Nursery Staff / Office Staff

    Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional 

    He's back! Kevin started working at The Garden Barn in 1983 and graduated from UConn in 1991, with a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Design. While... Read more

  • Register Staff / Website Editor 

    Erica is an avid gardener who has gained most of her plant knowledge at The Garden Barn. She started working here in March of 2013, and can be... Read more

  • Greenhouse Staff / Advertising

    Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional 

    Meet Karyn! She’s worked at The Garden Barn since March of 2013.  You can find her in various locations around the property depending on the... Read more

  • Silk Floral Designer 

    Vicky has been with The Garden Barn since 1989. She specializes in artificial arrangements, wreaths and decorations. Her creativity and skill make... Read more

  • Landscaper 

    Jay started landscaping and lawn mowing in 1995 and has been with the Garden Barn since 2012. He specializes in planting trees and shrubs, with... Read more

  • Greenhouse Staff

    Willy is one of the newest additions to The Garden Barn family. She started working here in February 2017, assisting our growing operations but... Read more

  • Nursery Staff

    Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional 

    Kyle began his job at The Garden Barn in June 2016. Since his first day at work, Kyle's intrigue and appreciation for plant life and landscaping... Read more

  • Nursery Staff 

    Ryan started working at The Garden Barn in March of 2016, helping our customers and staff members with sales, loading purchases, and maintaining... Read more