I loaded my Prius with three friends from here at Vantage House and we went into Washington DC to visit one of the 15 most beautiful gardens in this area. This one was at the Franciscan Monastery. Here are the garden photos to enjoy. The tour of the sanctuary and catacombs will come in another posting.
Lots of statues of St. Francis of Assisi.
We missed the rose display by a week or more.
In the shade gardens.
Here's the sanctuary.