Our neighbors at the The Franciscan Monastery will be having an open house event this Saturday April 30th from 10:00 -12:00. The open house is hosted by the Monastery’s Garden Guild, whose mission it is to preserve and promote the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery. From the Garden Guild website:
Experienced and new gardeners are welcome. Tour the greenhouse, the vegetable, herb and cut-flower gardens, plus our honey bee apiaries. Ask questions about gardening and beekeeping and learn how you can volunteer…The FMGG volunteers also cultivate vegetables and herbs – last year, over 6,000 pounds were donated to families in need in the District of Columbia – maintain beehives, offer workshops, lead garden tours and organize special events. Questions? Contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet up with the group at the greenhouse behind the Monastery. The Monastery is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE. For more information check out the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guildwebsite, Facebook page or give them a call at (703) 967-0958.
The Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild Annual Plant & Herb Sale has evolved into a very popular neighborhood event. This year the sale will take place on Saturday, April 23rd, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, April 24, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The sale is located at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, at 1400 Quincy St., NE. For more information, check out the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild’s event page here. From their website:
Plants will include:
Herbs and vegetables
Roses, annuals and perennials
Shrubs and fruit trees
Camellias and azaleas
Plus food and craft vendors – and more! Questions or interested in volunteering to set up/take down? Email us.
We are excited to report that one of our favorite summer activities is back – guided tours of the Franciscan Monastery gardens and grounds. If you haven’t been to this neighborhood treasure, it is definitely worth a visit. The Franciscan Monastery has existed for over 100 years and the beautiful gardens and grottos have been in place for over 80 years.
While walk-ins are welcome at the Monastery gardens daily from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm, the guided tour provides a wealth of information. For example, the Garden Guild docents explain the history and significance of the statues and shrines, the architecture of Monastery buildings, and of course, all the amazing plants, trees and flowers in the gardens. Guided tours are Saturdays at 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. Check out the Monastery’s Garden Guild event page for more information, or you can schedule a tour by calling 202-526-6800.
The Monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE and tours will be given starting this Saturday, April 2nd and run all summer through mid September. Here is a video describing the tour, it’s a couple of years old, so not all the information is still accurate, but its a good overview:
Our neighbors at the The Franciscan Monastery will be having an open house event this Saturday May 2nd from 9:30 -11:00 am. The open house is hosted by the Monastery’s Garden Guild, whose mission it is to preserve and promote the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery. From the Garden Guild website:
We’ll give you an inside look at everything we do (vegetable, herb and flower gardens and care, urban beekeeping, potpourri and lavender wand making, garden tours, luminaria, Easter lily and palm cross sale, annual plant and herb sale, and more) and answer your questions.
Experienced and new gardeners welcome.
Meet up with the group at the greenhouse behind the Monastery. The Monastery is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE. For more information check out the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild website, Facebook page or give them a call at (703) 967-0958.
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