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

http://dariendca.org/activities-programs/gardening-activities/Annual DCA Plant Sale & Tea
Friday, May 6th
8:30am – 12:30pm Plant Sale
11:00am – 3:00pm Tea
Click here to see a preview of some of the great plants that will be 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 here to see a preview of some of the great plants that will be available at the sale.

While you’re here, why not stay for tea? Click here for full details and to reserve your table for 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 19th
9:30am coffee, 10:00am workshop
Free to all!

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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