erched above New Preston Falls, Pergola represents a transition from the wilds of nature to the cultivated environment of home. The sound of the waterfall, together with the rustic cedar entrance pergola and the antique barn-roof slate floor, instantly establishes a natural store setting. The artfully displayed combination of uncommon plant material, aged terra cotta planters, weathered antiques, botanical books & prints, distinctive home fragrance collections, and a variety of natural curiosities, offers a highly sensual shopping experience for home & garden.


Opened in May 2005, owners David Whitman and Peter Stiglin soon developed an “in-the-know” reputation in Litchfield County and beyond for the unusual, the surprising, and the simply beautiful. With product collections that shift with the seasons, Pergola presents a new way of looking at, and living with, natural themes and elements. Relationships with the region’s premier specialty growers and greenhouses ensure a steady supply of the highest quality topiaries, orchids, ferns, and seasonal plants to help Pergola come to life. A network of local artisans, and antique sources from around the world, add texture and interest to the harmonious product and plant mix.

As the weather warms, Pergola spills outdoors to the waterfall garden with planted containers, rustic benches, well-aged stone garden elements, exterior room furnishings, and unexpected antique pieces. This blend of inside and out, of living plant material and choice product selections, is what helps focus Pergola and its lens on the natural world.