Let the good times grow!
We're excited to help get your spring gardens growing. New plants arriving weekly at the garden center.
The May Garden Seminar with Sean
Tuesday, May 24th • 5:30pm

LOCATION: 1396 Post Road, Darien, CT

Hey, gardeners — join us for an informative seminar with our expert horticulturalist, Sean. He’ll be covering all of the things you should and shouldn’t be doing with your gardens and containers during the beginning of the summer growing season.

We hope you don’t mind putting your dinner plans off a tad to hang with Sean and his wealth of information!

👉 For this one, we’re meeting in the early evening and outside in our brand-spanking-new, covered education pavilion!

Curious if you’re potting your plants correctly?  

Many people are making mistakes when planting annuals in pots. Practices like filling the bottom of the pot with filler material, starting with a too-small of a container and overcrowding are a recipe for unhappy plants. Sean gives his pro tips on how to best pot your plants so they remain healthy and long-growing and blooming…

When your have questions, we're here to help!

It isn’t enough to just buy plants and tools and all the stuff it takes to practice the art of gardening. You need somebody to talk to, somebody in touch with the earth. At The Gardener’s Center, you’ll find such people. 

We are either trained horticulturalists or are just head-over-roots passionate about what we do. Our mission is to help your gardens grow and flourish.

And if you need more help after you get them home, we’re here to give you that, too. Our goal is simple. We want to make you so good at gardening that it becomes second nature. Then, together, we can let the good times grow.

About The Gardener's Center

Established in 1980, The Gardener’s Center and Florist is a second-generation, family business based in Darien, CT. As a community mainstay, our business was built on and sustained by excellent personal service and carefully selected plant material. Our knowledgeable teams have been helping local gardeners for decades, and we are grateful to continue this tradition.

Our team embraces responsible and sustainable gardening with an emphasis on creating a living, biodynamic soil structure that helps to naturally ward off pests and diseases, while requiring no artificial supplements. We proudly feature a wide selection of pollinator-friendly and locally-grown native plants that need minimal amendments to thrive in our coastal Connecticut community. 

The Gardener’s Center is certified by the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) for our commitment to organic, sustainable gardening.

Kris, Owner and Chief Cheerleader of Responsible Gardening

Meet Kris, our passionate leader. 

Kris spent his entire life in the green industry. It started with growing up at the The Gardener’s Center, then earning his Masters in plant science from UCONN where he went on to work in landscaping and the green roofing solutions. 

When he stepped into his father’s shoes as the leader of this awesome place, he lead with a mission to promote responsible gardening — one that puts nature first. With the help of the entire team, that mission has been put into practice.

Speaking of our crew — they are the best part Gardener’s. And if you don’t know that yet, you soon will. We’re all about creating an enjoyable place to work and helping our customers. And we look forward to see you! 

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