Garden Ministry

Often described as a spiritual oasis, the Holy Trinity gardens provide a peaceful place for prayer, quiet spaces for students and a welcoming respite for our friends and neighbors. The Garden Ministry serves to promote fellowship and support the building of community in the way of St. Ignatius, finding God in all things. Garden Ministry friends gather to plant, care for and enjoy one of the most beautiful gardens in Georgetown. The Holy Trinity Festival of Flowers events, sponsored by the Garden Ministry, support maintenance and planting projects for our Parish campus gardens. Join us in the gardens on planting Saturdays and at Festival committee meetings as we plan for our upcoming events.

For more information and to volunteer at future events contact htgardeners@gmail.com.

Gardening Days

It's time for our fall gardening! We will meet to garden on the following dates (all Saturdays):

September 7

September 14

September 21

October 5

October 19

November 2

Meet at 9am at the shed to the right of the Chapel. Please bring gardening gloves, tools, and a bottle of water.

If you can join us, please RSVP to htgardeners@gmail.com.

Garden Updates

The Chapel Garden infrastructure has been repaired and the gardens renewed and dedicated by Fr. Kevin Gillespie in Fall 2018.

  • You will observe new dogwood trees shortly in bloom. Once they are truly established they will put on a gorgeous display of reddish pink each Spring. Structure has been created with tall growing hollies that will bring a holiday note in the winter months.
  • An interesting specimen tree called Harry Lauders Walking Stick along the chapel wall will greet you as you round the corner. New Planters march down the path to the Parish Center door, where a Pee Gee Hydrangea found its home after several transplants.
  • The Blue Hydrangeas have returned and a climbing hydrangea replaced a wisteria to give us additional color in the fall.
  • Peonies a plenty have been planted but give them time and be patient until we are blessed with a watercolor explosion, in a year or two.
  • There are many daffodils about to pop all over the church campus. Small delicate ones and large trumpet masters.
  • Lenten roses also are up, just in time for Lent.
  • You may have noticed our beautiful maple at the lower school this winter, with its pinkish red trunk, stark against the winter sky.

The Garden Ministry hopes you enjoy all seasons in the garden. We are always busy and welcome anyone either with questions or a desire to help. We have tackled many areas that needed help or improvement. We are slowly establishing tree beds with fencing for the city trees in our sidewalks. We coaxed city bricklayers to repair the walk in front of the church and established many planters where there were previously cold and bare walkways. And we always maintain and plant new flowers each season for the parish to reflect on and find joy in God’s creations.

Sign up for our emails and join us Saturdays in the Fall and Spring: htgardeners@gmail.com