Darien Park District

Darien Garden Club

The Darien Garden Club is a friendly organization filled with fun people who enjoy gardening and want to learn more about their hobby. If you are interested in gardening, you are invited to visit us as a guest at any meeting. You will be greeted warmly and made welcome. Guest may attend two meetings prior to becoming a member. Membership is $20 annually.

For more information, contact Chris Bosacki, President of the Darien Garden Club at 630-253-2125 or email her at dariengardenclub@gmail.com.
WHERE: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 7214 S. Cass Ave. in Darien.
WHEN: 7:00pm the first Monday of each month (except holidays) - social time from 6:30pm

2013 Plant Sale

Upcoming Programs


April 4, 2016

Susan Haney is a 1st degree full professor (Sokako) of Ikenobo Ikebana, the oldest school of Japanese flower arranging, which has over 550 years of written history. She has been to Kyoto, Japan, to study at the Ikenobo Ikebana headquarters six times ot date, starting back in the 1990s. She has also completed several months of teacher workshops in San Francisco, CA at the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America headquarters, as well as continuing education workshops all around the US and Canada.

Mrs. Haney has exhibited in Japan, Canada, California, and Illinois and conducted workshops and demonstrations throughout the Midwest.

Susan's demonstration will show the variety of styles that encompass Ikenobo Ikebana, as well as highlight some of the differences between American (and particularly garden club) floral arranging and Ikenobo Ikebana. She will demonstrate with some of the more unique tools, containers and supplies that her school uses.

April 16, 2016

Darien Garden Club will present its second annual "Spring Gardening Inspiration." The event offers workshops and speaker choices that will inspire your best garden ever. It includes a continental breakfast, box lunch, goodie bags, vendors and raffles. Advance $40 registration is required. 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Eisenhower Junior High School, 1410 75th Street, Darien, IL 60561.

For detailed workshop and speaker information and reservation form, see www.dariengardenclub.com or contact dariengardenclub@gmail.com or phone 630-253-2125 (Please register by April 11, 2016; but "Early Birds" who register before March 1st will receive a Free Raffle Ticket).

May 2, 2016

"Cooking from the Early Spring Garden" - Beginning with a brief stint as a Home Economics teacher and then continuing on with chef training, Penny Newkirk has taught cooking for over thirty years and owned her first cooking school in downtown St. Charles, IL. For the last eighteen years, Penny has been the owner of The Country Garden Cuisine Cooking School located on an 1800's farm in St. Charles, IL. Organic herbs and vegetables are grown in the school's gardens and are an intricate part of her school.

In her program, "Cooking from the Early Spring Garden", Penny will briefly discuss the very first of the vegetables and possible fruits to appear in the garden. She will then use these plants to prepare various dishes for us to taste and to be able to prepare in our own kitchens. Depending on what appears in her garden, the kinds of dishes she prepares will be a surprise, but most certainly, we can expect an evening of culinary delights!