Gardening Activities


The DCA has a long history of gardening activities. Many of the original members 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 gorgeous Ellen Biddle Shipman-designed formal garden, a holiday craft workshop, and our annual DCA Plant Sale on the Friday before Mother’s Day.

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Upcoming Gardening Activities

Last Chance Plant Sale

Location: Behind the DCA at the greenhouse

Tuesday, May 15
– 10:30am

Snap up some big bargains on naturally-grown plants this week from our DCA Plant Sale last Friday. Choose from a wide assortment. Greenhouse Group members will be on hand to answer questions and help make suggestions. Great prices. Join us behind the Greenhouse. Cash or check only please…​


Recent Gardening Activities

Spring Gardening Workshop
Join us to divide and transplant perennials, plant containers, and prune shrubs on the DCA grounds. Novice gardeners will be given guidance; experienced gardeners are welcome to just help out. Wear clothes appropriate for gardening.


Tuesday, April 24
9:30am coffee, 10:00am workshop

Free to all!



Holiday Wreath Workshop
Join our Greenhouse Group as they lead you in this hands-on workshop to make a festive wreath of your very own. Bring your gloves, pruners and imagination and we’ll provide the rest, including fresh greens, ribbons and embellishments. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Friday, December 1, 2017