October 6, 2023

It is with great sadness that we inform you all that Neil Van Sloun, founder of Sylvan Nursery, has passed away at the age of 90. He and his wife Sylvia (Sue) started Sylvan Nursery in 1966 and guided it to be the outstanding company it is today.

Neil was a quiet pillar of the surrounding communities in his work as a philanthropist and as an employer. He will be remembered by the countless individuals whose lives that he touched over the last 57 years, whether they are "raised" just for a season or for a lifetime at Sylvan Nursery.


-James McBratney

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Visit our sprawling nursery today

Sylvan Nursery provides the plants you need to make your landscape projects stand out. We carry trees, shrubs, perennials, along with hard to find and larger sized plants to give you a look that you are proud of. Although we are predominately known as a wholesale supplier to the trade, we do sell retail. Our help to the retail customer is limited to selecting and gathering the plants on your list. If you need design help, contact Landscape Architects or designers for your planning. Garden Centers offer advice and planning for those wanting to purchase plants from them. Call a Landscape Contractor for the installation of your plants; we do not provide this service.

Our Sales team can be reached at 508-636-4573.

Sylvan Nursery offers the best plants, trees, and greenhouse variety in the Westport, MA area

A few facts and figures about our nursery

Your customers count on you to make their spaces look lush and beautiful. You'll never let them down when you purchase your plants from Sylvan Nursery. Here are a few things you should know about us:

  • Sylvan Nursery has been a staple of southeastern Massachusetts since 1966 when we opened one 50-foot greenhouse on our property. In the beginning, running the nursery was a part-time hobby. It quickly grew into a full-fledged business with 6 growing areas nearby.
  • We serve more than 6,000 customers all over New England. Most of our customers run their own landscaping firms, garden centers and retail stores.
  • Our thriving wholesale yard specializes in providing all the plants needed to complete any planting project.
  • We purchase and pot about 200,000 bare-root plants every year. We also plant out some items in our field to grow on and shift up potted plants into larger sized containers. Our nursery is well stocked from early March to early December.

What are you waiting for? Visit our main nursery located at 1028 Horseneck Road, just north of the Bayside Restaurant and south a few miles from the Buzzards Bay Brewery.


Jim McBratney - President & COO
Peter Thornton - V. Pres. & GM
James Krynicki - V. President
Michelle Adesso - Treas. & Office Mgr


Mary Hallene - Buyer
Kate Merrill - Perennial Buyer
Call Office and ask for Delivery Coordinator
Daphne Brown - Accounts Payable


Dan Jewett- Sales Manager

Joanne Silveira

Amy Hayes

  • Sylvan Nursery, Inc.

    1028 Horseneck Road
    Westport, MA 02790


    Call Us
    Phone: (508) 636-4573
    Fax: (508) 636-3397

    Mon: 7:30AM-4:00PM
    Tue: 7:30AM-4:00PM
    Wed: 7:30AM-4:00PM
    Thu: 7:30AM-4:00PM
    Fri: 7:30AM-4:00PM
    Sat: 7:30AM-call
    Sun: Closed

    Closed Holidays:
    New Years Day
    Presidents Day
    Memorial Day
    July 2nd - July 4th
    Labor Day