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

Join our free gardening lecture on the New York Highline, presented by Elizabeth Fain LaBombard, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at the DCA.Gardening Lecture: The New York High Line
Tuesday, January 13th
9:30am coffee, 10:00am lecture
Free to all

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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 & Tea
Friday, May 8th
8:30am – 12:30pm

Full details tbc





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