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.

 

Upcoming gardening activities
  

http://dariendca.org/activities-programs/gardening-activities/Annual DCA Plant Sale & Mother’s Day Plant Sale Tea
Friday, May 12th
8:30am – 12:30pm Plant Sale
11:30am – 3:00pm Tea
(Two seatings, 11:30am and 1:30pm)

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 garden or containers. Proceeds from the sale help support the DCA’s non-profit mission, including college scholarships for Darien High School graduates.

Shop at the DCA Plant Sale in the morning, and enjoy afternoon tea in our beautiful historic home and garden. What could be better?

Let the DCA’s knowledgeable Greenhouse Group volunteers help you find the right plants for your garden and containers. Then we’ll hold your plants purchases while you savor creations from chef/caterer Victoria Truchan of Country House Cuisine. What a perfect way to relax with friends, other mothers, or even your own mom! Our traditional menu will include a variety of classic tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, English and French petit fours and cookies, and a selection of Harney & Sons teas.

Click to reserve your seat at the Mother’s Day Plant Sale Tea.

 

Recent gardening activities

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://dariendca.org/activities-programs/gardening-activities/Holiday Craft Workshop: 
Winter Greens
Thursday, December 1st
 

 
 
  
  

 

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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!

 

 
To receive emails with upcoming activities at the DCA, please subscribe online through this link, and select “Gardening” as one of your areas of interest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://dariendca.org/activities-programs/gardening-activities/Annual DCA Plant Sale & 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.

Click for full details and online reservations.

Click for online reservations.