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Garden Tour at The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land (Members Only)

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Photo courtesy of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild.


DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Saturday, June 4th at 12:00pm for an in-person tour of the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, led by Pat Cunniff of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild.

Dedicated in 1899, the Franciscan Monastery and its garden are described as an “Oasis of Peace” in bustling Washington, DC by the Washingtonian Magazine. The gardens were developed in the early 20th Century and its 42 acres include replicas of Holy Land Shrines, over 1,000 roses, beautiful azaleas, and numerous perennials and annuals.

Attendees will get the chance to see the upper and lower gardens, as well as areas behind the Monastery, including a 107-year old greenhouse used by the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild; a cemetery still in use for burial of friars; bee hives for collection of honey; a barn from the original McCeney property; a working farm run by the Garden Guild; and other shrines. The tour will also highlight the contributions of local master artisan, John Joseph Earley, to the Monastery’s landscape and design.




Registration is required. This is a DCPL Members-only event. Note that you need to be signed in to your Neon account in order to successfully register. Not a member? Become one here or during registration.


COVID Safety Requirements: The safety of our guests is of the utmost importance to us and for this reason, DCPL policy requires that all participants be fully vaccinatedProof of vaccination will be required upon arrival at the event. Vaccination card or picture of card will be accepted. 



June 4
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
1400 Quincy Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
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