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 $30 annually.

The Darien Garden Club was honored to receive for 2018 the coveted “GARDEN CLUB OF THE YEAR” award from Garden Clubs of Illinois. Darien Garden Club is also a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Our many activities contribute to the community and to our environment.

7:00pm the first Monday of each month (except holidays) – social time from 6:30pm

St. John’s Lutheran Church
7214 S. Cass Avenue, Darien, IL

Karen Doyle – President – Darien Garden Club

On April 23, 2021 the Indian Prairie Library will partner with Darien Garden Club for a virtual evening of education for gardening and nature enthusiasts as well as curious observers about the iNaturalist citizen scientist website and app. You will also learn about the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge. This will be a zoom webinar for the public at 7 PM that will encourage everyone to participate in the bioblitz on April 30th to May 3rd. You must register online at

Join participants from over 350 cities around the world for the City Nature Challenge by sharing your observations of wild plants and animals in the Chicago Metro area between April 30th and May 3rd. Your observations become data that helps scientists better understand and protect nature for all of us. Learn how to take part at
Website: Chicago Wilderness – City Nature Challenge
iNaturalist Project: City Nature Challenge 2021: Chicago Metro

A BioBlitz, also written without capitals as bioblitz, is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period (e.g., usually 24 hours). (from Wikipedia)

There is a public component to many BioBlitzes, with the goal of getting the public interested in biodiversity. To encourage more public participation, these BioBlitzes are often held in urban parks or nature reserves close to cities.

We challenge everyone to put Darien nature on the map!