Honey Harvesting This Weekend – June 20

The only honey harvesting this summer is Saturday, June 20. We’ll have two sessions: 9-12 noon and noon-3 p.m., at the greenhouse behind the Franciscan Monastery (1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017).

UPDATE:THE MORNING SESSION IS FILLED. WE ONLY HAVE A FEW SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR THE AFTERNOON.

This is a hands-on workshop led by the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild’s chief fillingbeekeeper Joe Bozik; each session is limited to 15 people. The $25 workshop fee includes one bottle of honey.

Because of limited space, reservations are required. Please email your name(s) and which session (morning or afternoon) to gardenguild@gmail.com.

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Thank you Casey Trees!

Thanks to our Brookland neighbor, Casey Trees, for donating 13 trees to the Franciscan Monastery, and working with the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild to plant those plus more trees and 20 shrubs near the hermitage (which USA Today Travel just included on a “quietest places in America” list) on June 10, 2015.

Casey Trees & the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild

Casey Trees & the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild

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June and July Events!

Download our new June and July event calendars now! Key events:

June 2015

  • Brookland House and Garden Tour: June 7, noon-5 p.m. (follow link for ticket info)
    The Franciscan Monastery hermitage and Garden Guild greenhouse are on the tour. Plus, attend our open house and enjoy a garden tour at 1 p.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Vegetable gardening and deadheading roses: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30-noon
  • Garden tours: Saturdays, 11 a.m. and noon (meet in front of the visitor center)
  • Honey harvesting: June 20, 9 a.m.-noon and noon-3 p.m.
    $25, includes a bottle of fresh honey. SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY. Please email your name(s) and morning or afternoon session to gardenguild@gmail.com.

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July 2015

  • Soap-making workshop: July 18, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.soap making
    Sacred Heart Conference Room
  • Vegetable gardening and deadheading roses: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30-noon
  • Garden tours: Saturdays, 11 a.m. and noon – except July 4 (meet in front of the visitor center)
  • Holy Land Festival: July 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (upper gardens)
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What’s Blooming?! Take a Garden Tour

The gardens are beautiful this spring! Pat Cunniff, garden tour team leader, puts together a weekly list of what’s blooming in the Franciscan Monastery gardens.  Descriptions and locations in the gardens are posted on our Facebook page.

Free garden tours every Saturday, 11 a.m. and noon, through September 12. Email us to arrange a special tour for your group.

And, the hermitage and greenhouse will be part of this year’s Brookland House and Garden Tour. Details and ticket info here.

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New Bees!

Joe Bozik and FMGG volunteers recently spent a Sunday evening introducing two new bee colonies into their new beehives behind the Franciscan Monastery. Thanks to Constance Roellig for the photos!

Our next honey harvesting is June 20. If you are interested in beekeeping (or the honey harvest), email us at gardenguild@gmail.com.

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