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

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
9:30 – 12:30am
Coffee, workshop, lunch

Spring returns! Join us to divide and transplant perennials, plant containers, and prune shrubs in this annual lovely day outside on the DCA grounds.

Novice gardeners will be given guidance on various techniques; experienced gardeners are welcome to just help out.

Wear clothes appropriate for gardening, and bring any hand tools you have (trowel, hand shovel, clippers; we will have extras if you don’t). Afterward, we’ll enjoy a light lunch on the patio.

Reservations are requested to ensure there’s plenty of lunch for all.
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Recent 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.