Garden Club

Join the Garden Club

What We Do

Help keep Ignatius House beautiful all year long! The Ignatius House Garden Club cares for container plants, ornamental trees, and a vegetable garden throughout the year. The Club is new as of 2021 and anytime is a great time to join! Check out the list of “Upcoming Projects” to see where you can lend a hand.

  • Advise on plant placement and hearty choices that enhance areas for prayer
  • Care for flower & vegetable container beds around the Retreat House
  • Help beautify other areas of the property with seasonal color
  • Donate plants, containers, garden equipment or funds as the Spirit moves you
2024 Schedule

Sunday, April 7, 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, May 5, 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, June 9, 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, July 7, 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, August 4, 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, September 8, 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, October 6, 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, November 3, 1pm – 3pm

Contact Donna Court, co-chair with questions or to RSVP.

The gardens of Ignatius House

Why This Matters

Caring for our common home is a part of Jesuit spirituality. Our Catholic faith is one that wants creation to be cherished and renewed. A whole new way of living opens up as a consequence of a personal and passionate relationship with Jesus. We get the grace to transcend ourselves, writes Pope Francis in Laudato Si’. We get new strength to care for others and for creation. We can live with a new horizon, embracing Jesus’ vision of the Kingdom of God, of a renewed and transformed world and ecosystem where we all are responsible to each other.

Read more from the Society of Jesus about why “Caring for Our Common Home”  is a global Apostolic Preference, or strategic priority, for the Jesuits worldwide.

Upcoming Projects

  • Retreat House entrance improvements
  • Stations of the Cross flower beds
  • Replant flower beds at koi pond
  • Spring/summer plants in vegetable bed
  • Spring/summer plants in patio containers
  • Spring/summer plants at the Columbaria, a place of eternal rest
  • Riverside Drive entrance improvements
  • Outdoor Chapel landscape improvements
garden resources

Ready to Tend, Mend & Create?

Contact us to offer ideas or assistance to the Garden Club of Ignatius House. We hope to see you soon!