Gardening activities

The DCA has a long history of gardening activities.  Many of the original members – men especially – were avid gardeners. In our earliest history, the DCA made many plant-related improvements in Darien, such as large-scale planting of trees, and the addition of flowering window boxes at the train station.

Today’s gardening activities are proudly managed by the DCA Greenhouse Group. These events include hands-on workshops in our famous Ellen Biddle Shipman Formal Garden, a holiday craft workshop, speakers on gardening topics, and our annual DCA Plant Sale on May 8th, 2015.

Upcoming Gardening activities

The Free Fall Gardening Workshop at the DCA will be held on Tuesday, October 14th. Join us!Free Fall Gardening Workshop
Tuesday, October 14th
9:30 – 11:30am
Coffee, workshop, lunch
Free to all!

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Join our annual Holiday Workshop on Tuesday, December 4th at the DCA.Holiday Greens Workshop
Thursday, December 4th
9:30am – 12:00pm
Full details tba




The DCA Greenhouse Group will run their annual Free Spring Gardening Workshop in April of 2015.Free Spring Gardening Workshop
April 2015, date tbc
9:30 – 11:30am
Coffee, workshop, lunch
Free to all!



The next annual DCA Plant Sale will be held Friday May 8th 2015 at the DCA.Annual DCA Plant Sale
Friday, May 8th
Full details tbc





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