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 and our annual DCA Plant Sale on the Friday before Mother’s Day.

Recent gardening activities Craft Workshop: 
Winter Greens
Thursday, December 1st



Holiday Craft Workshop:






Holiday Craft Workshop:






Holiday Craft Workshop:












The DCA Greenhouse Group will run their annual Free Spring Gardening Workshop in April of 2015.Free Fall Gardening Workshop
Tuesday, October 18th
Free to all!


 DCA Plant Sale & Tea
Friday, May 6th
8:30am – 12:30pm Plant Sale
11:00am – 3:00pm Tea
Click here to see some of the great plants that were available at the sale.

Beautiful Plants at Good Prices and a Delightful Afternoon Tea, All For a Good Cause

Shop from over 2,000 naturally-grown hardy perennials from our greenhouse: sun-loving, shade-loving, native, deer-resistant, and highly-prized new plants are available. We are also offering a few colorful annuals and some newly-introduced succulents. Tomatoes and other favorites we just can’t live without will also be for sale. Lots of DCA Greenhouse Group members will be available to help you find the perfect plants for your conditions. No charge for entry.



The DCA Greenhouse Group will run their annual Free Spring Gardening Workshop in April of 2015.Free Spring Gardening Workshop
Tuesday, April 19th
Free to all!







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