The Glihas


Meet the family behind it all, the Glihas and the Mullens!

In 1981 The Garden Barn was purchased by Dennis and Kathy Gliha and they transformed it into a complete garden center, selling a large selection of shrubbery, perennials, annuals, pottery and dry goods. The business consistently continued to grow throughout the 90's, with staff growing from 3 to 25 employees. Dennis and Kathy's children Kim and Shawn have worked at the Garden Barn from the time that they were 12 years old. 

In 2007, Dennis and Kathy's daughter, Kim, graduated from UCONN with a degree in agribusiness management. In 2010, their son Shawn, graduated from UCONN with a degree in horticulture. At present, Kim and Shawn are the current owners of The Garden Barn, with Kathy and Dennis continuing to assist in the operations of the company and its continued growth. Kathy runs the office and day to day operations. 

In 2018, Ryan (Kim's spouse), started his employment with The Garden Barn. He manages the production facility with Dennis acting as a consultant.

In 2019, Chelsy (Shawn's spouse), started her employment with The Garden Barn. She assists Kim in the overall running of the entire retail operation and is a managing partner.

If you see any of the family while visiting the Garden Barn feel free to stop and say hello and/or ask for help as we are always happy to answer any questions that you may have and hope to give all of our customers the best shopping experience possible!