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.

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Upcoming Greenhouse Group Events 2022
• Fall gardening workshop on Tuesday, October 18, 9:30am
• Holiday Wreath workshop on Thursday, December 1, 9:30am

DCA Annual Plant Sale
We had a unique selection of more than 2,000 mature plants, all grown in the DCA greenhouse and members’ gardens. Thank you to everyone who came out in the rain to support us!

Holiday Greens Wreath Workshop Photos 2021
Many beautiful and creative wreaths were made during our workshop. A special thanks goes out to the members of the Duo Piano Group for playing live music during our event!

DCA Greenhouse Group Plant Sale 

Thank You for Making Our DCA Plant Sale a Huge Success!

We’re grateful that customers were standing in line before we opened, and filling our parking lot to capacity. Our annual sale raises funds to support the DCA mission, and is the culmination of months of work by our DCA Greenhouse Group volunteers. Thank you for your support.

Past Gardening Activities

Photos from our Holiday Greens Wreath Workshop

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Our 55th Annual DCA Plant Sale

The DCA Plant Sale, run by the DCA Greenhouse Group, offered over 1,500 naturally-grown hardy perennials from their greenhouse: sun-loving, shade-loving, native, deer-resistant, and highly-prized new plants are available. They also offered colorful annuals and some newly-introduced succulents. Tomatoes and other favorites you just can’t live without were also for sale. Many DCA Greenhouse Group members were available to help find the perfect plants for your garden and containers. Proceeds from the sale helped support the DCA’s nonprofit mission, including college scholarships for Darien High School graduates.