It has been years since my last visit to the gardens. Since fall is near and the gardens are winding down, I did not see the gardens at their peak of bloom.
A statue of St. Francis surrounded by red salvia and yellow marigolds.
The monastery is known for its extensive rose gardens. There are still some roses blooming.
The Rosary Portico surrounds the church. It contains fifteen chapels. It resembles the Cloister of St. John Lateran in Rome.
One of the many gardens containing white begonia and red salvia.
Hosta in a shady spot at the side of the church.
There are many outdoor shrines in the gardens. This is part of the Lourdes shrine showing the peasant girl St. Bernadette surrounded by vinca and pink roses.
On one of the many paths throughout the garden, I came upon a pond with lotus blossoms and fish.
There are many benches throughout the gardens for rest and contemplation.