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.



Garden Guild BrochureCONTACT

General questions:

Lou Maroulis, Director of Project Management

Joe Bozik, Director of Finance

Mark Brzozowski, Membership

When you support the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, you support an historical landmark and an oasis of peace in the middle of busy Washington, D.C. But your support does so much more. Your support provides assistance to Christians in the Holy Land. You allow Christianity to remain and thrive in the Holy Land. Support us today.