Garden Committee

Our small (but mighty) core of dedicated garden volunteers care deeply about the grounds around St. John’s Episcopal Church. We are mindful that we are called to be good stewards of God’s creation.  We hope that we can create and tend to a beautiful sanctuary that serves our community and the unique wildlife in our area. This sacred space is part of the Havre de Grace Historic District (and therefore on the National Register of Historic Places).  It is Stop 17 on the Lafayette Trail. We welcome community members and visitors to our property many times throughout the week: Grace Place and St. John’s Cupboard (meal and pantry ministries), AA Meetings, tourists, The Mosaic Center, and Sunday service. We meet on Monday mornings from 10am-noon to take on landscaping tasks around the entire property.  There will be seasonal weekend opportunities because there is always work to be done within any garden or landscape! Our goals for 2024-25 (in addition to regular maintenance):
  • Continue adding beneficial native pollinator plants/perennials to our spaces
  • Level our lawn and reseed with clover
  • Remove all English ivy, poison ivy, and Virginia Creeper to prevent further building/shrub/tree damage
  • Begin a cut flower garden to create bouquets for altar flowers and arrangements for pastoral care
  • Replace/repair the benches at the reflecting corner
  • Share plants with our Tower neighbors for their fountain planter