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 $40 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 several years. 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
All meetings are in hybrid format when available and recordings are shared with our members. You will never miss a meeting!


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

Gina Pignato
President – Darien Garden Club

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

Monday, May 6, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Members Plant Exchange

This popular meeting features members offerings of plants from their gardens with time for sharing plant descriptions and excitement as we each get to choose a new plant to take home! Please only ONE plant/person.
Please Register on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com

Saturday, May 18, 11:00am-1:00pm

DGC Sprouts Learning Garden Planting Day & Pizza Party

Join in the fun as DGC Sprouts youth club children and their families plant the vegetable and flower gardens at St. John Learning Garden. We will be adding seeds and small plants at the St. John Learning Garden, and watering if needed. You will also go home with plants and seeds to start your very own home gardens: A Pizza Garden and a Pollinator (Friendship and Love) Garden.
More information; Register for One Ticket/family: www.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, May 22, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Celebrating the Cyclical Cicada! with DGC Sprouts

Join us at the DGC Sprouts meeting as we celebrate the fascinating life cycle of the periodical cicada. We will welcome Pam Otto, outreach ambassador from St. Charles Park District to our meeting. She will lead us on an Everything Cicada Journey!
We’ll learn about the benefits and drawbacks of this unique life cycle during an indoor presentation; then, weather permitting, we’ll head out to see what sorts of cicada discoveries we can make.
More information; Register for One Ticket/family: www.eventbrite.com

Monday, June 3, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Celebrate National Garden Week with us as we partner with Indian Prairie Public Library to present:
“How to fight climate change in your back yard, and your front yard too” with Mike Nowak

Mike walks us through the basics—native plants (especially oaks), harvesting rainwater, reducing lawn area, composting and other gardening decisions—all designed to help your yard conserve rather than deplete natural resources. Knowing you’re doing something positive will also give you some peace of mind, which, after the past few years, is near the top of everyone’s list.
Registration opens May 28th via IPPL Link: ippl.libcal.com

Sunday, June 30, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Celebrate National Pollinator Month! DGC will partner with Indian Prairie Public Library to present:
“Pollinator Party”

Xerces Society Ambassador and DGC experts will share knowledge, give advice on planting garden habitats for pollinators and other important insects. Enjoy habitat-building giveaways and kids’ activities too!
This is a drop in event, registration not required. More information at IPPL Link: ippl.libcal.com
More information and register for reminder emails on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com

Saturday, July 20, 9:30am-3:0pm

“Every Garden Tells a Story” Garden Walk

SIX Darien Garden Club Member Gardens, each with its own story, will be open to the public. You won’t want to miss this event!

More information at https://dariengardenclub.com/special-events
$15 for Advance Tickets/$20 on the Day of Event
Tickets are available online at www.eventbrite.com