The Garden Guild
An Oasis of Peace
For more than a century, the gardens of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America have been an oasis of peace. Often called one of Washington’s best-kept secrets, the beautiful gardens – formal rose and flower beds and park-like gardens interspersed with replicas of Holy Land shrines – were designed and nurtured by Franciscan friars starting more than a century ago.
Since 1998, flowers, herbs, native plants and vegetables, as well as beehives that produce local honey, have been tended by the volunteer Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild “in keeping with the Franciscan tradition that God is revealed to us through his creations.”
Every year, our volunteers grow and harvest thousands of pounds of produce for the friars, convents and local families in need. The Garden Guild also sponsors special events, workshops, honey harvesting, tours and other activities. Membership is free.
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Lou Maroulis, Director of Project Management
Joe Bozik, Director of Finance
Mark Brzozowski, Membership