about us

For more than 40 years, The Gardener's Center has been coastal Connecticut's favorite spot for finding exceptional plants and people.

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 led 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 of 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! 

Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm • 1396 Post Road, Darien, CT • (203) 655-2549

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