Darien Garden Club

The Darien Garden Club is a friendly organization filled with 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 (unless otherwise indicated). You will be greeted warmly and made welcome. Guests may attend two meetings prior to becoming a member. Membership is $30 annually.

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

First Monday of each month (except holidays)
6:30 p.m. social time; 7:00 p.m. program, followed by business meeting
A Zoom link is available for those who prefer to attend remotely.


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

Lauri Luessow
President – Darien Garden Club

Become a member to enjoy our summer meetings. Our general meetings this summer are member’s only garden walks and a Forest Preserve District of DuPage County outing at Green Valley Forest Preserve.

Please join our newest outreach for children and their families, DGC Sprouts. INFO: https://dariengardenclub.com/sprouts

For all Darien Garden Club web and social sites please visit: https://linktr.ee/dariengardenclub

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, March 22, 6:00pm-7:00pm
DGC Sprouts: Create Miniature Gardens
We will gather to “make and take” a mini garden designed and created by your child. Some supplies will be provided. Please bring along a container and decor to create your child’s mini garden. A responsible adult must accompany children. Registration is required. For more information and to register for the event: www.eventbrite.com

Monday, April 3, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Water Features to Attract Dragonflies and Other Beneficial Wildlife
Our presenter, Tom Eisenhart, will encourage us to add a water feature to our gardens. He will elaborate on how a water feature can create an instant magnet for dragonflies and a wonderful variety of other wildlife. Register on Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, April 26, 6pm–7pm
DGC Sprouts: DuPage Sunflower Project and Community Science Inspiration
Be inspired to plant sunflowers and learn how your children can contribute to community science in a big way! We will welcome special guest Delanie who, as a 5th grader, created the DuPage Sunflower Project. Delanie will talk about her mission to plant a sunflower at every home in DuPage County to inspire happiness and save the planet. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For more information and to register on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com

Monday, May 1, 6:30pm–8:30pm
DGC Plant Exchange
Please join us for an evening of sharing, creating, and renewing friendships as we host our annual plant exchange! You’ll find all the details when you register to attend the event: www.eventbrite.com

Sunday, May 7, 1:30pm–3:30pm
Spring Birding Experience
We have an afternoon of birding fun planned as Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien Garden Club and DuPage Birding Club collaborate to celebrate Spring Bird Migration in early May.
Educator/naturalist John Cebula from the DuPage Birding Club will present a lecture (1:30pm–2:45pm) on how to enjoy birding during the annual spring migration. Registration is required for this in-person and zoom hybrid presentation. Registration opens on Feb 24th at 9am: ippl.libcal.com
You can also join us outdoors from 1:30pm–3:30pm in Keshav’s Garden at the library. Learn how to spy local birds in nature with hands-on fun using binoculars to spot birds in the library’s garden. There will be kid-friendly activities and more birding information for all. www.eventbrite.com