April 18, 2024

Field Trip to St. Benedict Monastery in Bristow, Virginia


Sister Pat Hagerty, Master Gardener extraordinaire, toured the members through the numerous gardens on the monastery's campus in April. Developed over the years by Sister Pat, the gardens are a place of peace, reflection and relaxation. In the Benedictine's tradition for their reverence for learning, the shared experience of prayer, community and hospitality, visitors are always welcome to enjoy the grounds. 

Silos and Labyrinth 

Magnificent 20 year old wisteria arbor

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

Grotto garden

One of the numerous, specialized teaching gardens maintained by the Prince William Master Gardeners

Entrance to Columbarium

Entrance to the Labyrinth and the former silos from when the monastery was a working farm

Labryinth Garden

View from inside the silo, looking out through the stained glass

Inside the Shrine to St Benedict