DCA's annual plant sale returns this Friday

A mainstay on a gardener's calendar, the annual Darien Community Association Plant Sale will be an in-person, outside event this year, 2021. An array of plant offerings will be displayed in the formal gardens at the DCA on Friday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Social distancing, and masks will be required for protection against the coronavirus amid the pandemic from the new virus.

A mainstay on a gardener’s calendar, the annual Darien Community Association Plant Sale will be an in-person, outside event this year, 2021. An array of plant offerings will be displayed in the formal gardens at the DCA on Friday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Social distancing, and masks will be required for protection against the coronavirus amid the pandemic from the new virus.

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The annual Darien Community Association Plant Sale will return as an in-person, outside event this Friday. An array of plant offerings will be displayed in the formal gardens at the DCA on Friday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Social distancing, and masks will be required for protection against the coronavirus amid the pandemic from the new virus.

Organized, and managed by the DCA Greenhouse Group, the group of women is passionate about plants, and enjoys the continual learning that is part of gardening. There is always another plant, another seed, or another weather pattern that makes gardening a rewarding yet challenging activity. Throughout each year, they propagate plants from seeds, cuttings and plugs (small plants), all for the annual plant sale.

There will be over 2,000 affordable hardy perennials and annuals that have been grown and nurtured in both the historic DCA greenhouse and members’ gardens.

Plants for a variety of settings will be available including: Sun loving, shade loving, native and deer resistant.

Of note this year are over a dozen varieties of native plants, and a selection of pre planted outdoor containers and terrariums.

Not sure what plants to grow in your garden? Members of the DCA Greenhouse Group will be available to advise customers to the sale about plant choices.

There is no fee for entry. Proceeds from the sale help support the DCA’s nonprofit mission. For further information view dariendca.org, or contact the DCA at 203-655-9050, extension 10.

The event will be held at the DCA, which is located at 274 Middlesex Road, in Darien.