Evening Hours Added for Vegetable Gardening

harvest july 1 veggies 1Extra gardening hours have been added for the spring and summer. Our regular spring/summer vegetable gardening hours at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land (1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017) are:

  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (please email gardenguild@gmail.com for access information)
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Meet at the greenhouse/St. Francis’ garden (behind the Monastery’s gift shop). If walking, walk past the gift shop to the garden. If driving, use the service entrance north of the Monastery’s main entrance on 14th Street, NE. Follow it around to the parking lot adjacent to the greenhouse/garden.

Don’t forget to check the calendar at the bottom of this page for updated event information and watch our Facebook page.

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Open House is April 30, 10 a.m.-12 noon

open house 2016 pcPlease join us for our annual Open House this weekend, Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Meet at the greenhouse, which is behind the gift shop.*

This is your chance to see behind the scenes of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild (and literally behind the monastery!). Visit our greenhouse, vegetable and cut flower gardens. Learn about our urban beekeeping program (our bees are an important part of plant growth), workshops and events, plus plans for a revamped herb garden.

You can ask our volunteers your gardening and beekeeping questions, and learn how you can volunteer.

The Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the care and preservation of the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, DC. Our newly expanded vegetable gardens last year produced 6,000 pounds of healthy produce for the friars, nearby convents and for homeless and low-income DC residents through partnerships with groups such as DC Central Kitchen.

*Directions to the greenhouse: The monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. To get to the greenhouse from the front of the monastery, follow signs to the gift shop and either go to the gate to the right of the gift shop entrance, or through the gift shop lobby and out the back door.

If you have mobility limitations, limited parking is available behind the monastery and near the greenhouse. Enter via the service driveway on 14th Street, just north of the monastery’s main entrance.

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WUSA 9 Visits the Monastery Gardens

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WUSA 9’s meteorologist Melissa Nord stopped by the Franciscan Monastery gardens this morning to talk with Joe Bozik and Fr. Greg Friedman, OFM, about our 18th annual Plant & Herb Sale – and to tell us to expect mostly good weather this weekend!

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