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Darien Community Association Meadowlands’ Hidden Gem

DCA Meadowlands’ tastefully decorated rooms and lovely garden and grounds are a great place to stage a celebration. It’s just another beautiful asset that makes our town so special.

I want to write a quick comment/compliment to the .  I have always associated the DCA with providing philanthropy and useful services to the Darien community such as the Garden Club’s plant sale, Mom’s Morning In, or meeting places for cotillion classes or boards of town sports.   This past weekend, however, I attended the DCA’s Spring in the Garden Cocktail Party and was amazed and surprised by the hidden gem of their gardens in their back courtyard.    The whole time I was enjoying my cocktails, I couldn’t help thinking about what a fantastic location it is for a festive celebration.

The DCA operates out of the Meadowlands which is a very lovely, historic home listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The property encompasses nearly eight acres and features nature trails, a greenhouse, a bird sanctuary, as well as, an beautiful formal enclosed garden.  This garden was designed by one of the first female American Landscape Architects Ellen Biddle Shipman.   DCA volunteers maintain the garden and care for the house.    

So if you are considering various places in town to throw a party, you should definitely check out DCA Meadowlands’ tastefully decorated rooms and lovely garden and grounds.  It’s just another beautiful asset that makes our town so special.

For more information click on this link to the DCA website

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Michele Litt May 03, 2012 at 01:54 PM
What a great article about one of our town's jewels! The DCA is one of those places that make Darien such a unique and interesting place to live. Not only are the organization's philanthropic endeavors, grounds and historic home impressive but the extensive classes and cultural programs are also a plus. Where else in town can you go that is as beautiful to attend lectures on current events, immerse oneself in art, attend a language class or book discussion, pursue your interest in the theater, take a wine or cooking class, utilize your green thumb, play bridge or mahjong or even do Zumba! The DCA truly has so much to offer Darien!
Andrea Cragin May 04, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Thank you for all the information Michele. The DCA certainly has a lot going on under one roof and garden. i think the perfect afternoon at the DCA would be to do Zumba while learning a foreign language (Spanish I presume) and then drink / learn about wine in the garden with your book group....
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