Annual Plant & Herb Sale


Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017

Buy local herbs, vegetables, flowers and plants – many Monastery-grown, plus local honey. Take a tour of the historic gardens  and enjoy food and craft vendors. Credit/debit cards accepted.

Sponsored by the volunteer Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, the sale features herbs, flowers, vegetables (beets, lettuce, kale, endive, carrots and more), roses, camellias, azaleas, and other plants and shrubs. All are local; many are monastery-grown.

Garden tours are Saturday, at 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

The sale benefits the preservation and care of the gardens, which were designed by Franciscan friars over 100 years ago, and supports programs such as urban beekeeping and our vegetable harvest program that provides as much as 8,000 pounds of fresh produce from our gardens in partnership with local food non-profits and parish food pantries.

Questions or interested in volunteering at the sale or to set up/take down? Email us.

Also plan to join us to volunteer to harvest our vegetables this spring/summer/fall season, and be a part of the community of volunteers who harvest fresh vegetables that are donated to feed the needy in our community!   We’ll meet near the greenhouse (behind the main Monastery building).  See our vegetable, herb and flower gardens, bee apiaries, and learn about how what we do and how to get involved.