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 the Friday before Mother’s Day.

Upcoming Gardening Activities

Join us on December 3rd for a fun Holiday Craft Workshop: Festive WreathHoliday Craft Workshop: Make a Festive Wreath
Thursday, December 3rd
9:30am – 12:30pm
$15 DCA members, $20 public
Reservations required by Tuesday, December 1st

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Recent Gardening Activities

The Free Fall Gardening Workshop at the DCA will be held on Tuesday, October 13th. Join us!Free Fall Gardening Workshop
Tuesday, October 13th. 2015
9:30am – 12:30pm




The DCA Greenhouse Group will run their annual Free Spring Gardening Workshop on April 21st, 2015.Free Spring Gardening Workshop
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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 & Tea
Friday, May 8th, 2015
8:30am – 12:30pm





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