The Darien Community Association sponsors The Garden Club. Programs include lectures, panel discussions, trips, hands-on design sessions, and bench shows. All Garden Club members must first be members of the Darien Community Association. For information, call 203-655-9050.

The Garden Club of Darien is part of the Garden Clubs of America. For information, call Joan Barksdale at 203-655-7507.

Cherry Lawn Community Gardens at Cherry Lawn Park offers gardeners of all levels the opportunity to cultivate and harvest organic herbs, flowers, and vegetables. Membership is available through Darien Parks and Recreation. For details, visit online at or call Sonia Smith at 203-656-1767.

YWCA Darien/Nowalk offers gardening classes in the spring; taught by Darien landscaper Sara McCool. Web site: Phone: 203-655-2535.