Meet the Team
Gilsum Gardens was founded by Barry Williams and Barbara Kelly in 1993.
It is now run by Barry and their daughter, Maegan.
Possessing no formal education in horticulture, I chose the family business after much consideration of nearly any other profession. About the time I realized I couldn't picture my life without greenhouse season, I fell in love with cut flowers. What I lacked in classroom hours I made up for in my unique life experience of growing up in my parents' greenhouses and countless hours spent roaming our woods and acreage. I have loved building upon and diversifying what my parents created, and feel fortunate to be guiding us forward into our next chapter.
Heater technician, delivery driver, tractor operator, snow plow guy, and hose repair man are just a few of many titles in this man's job description. In all of his spare time during greenhouse season and beyond, he also offers full landscaping services throughout Cheshire County.