Two hectares of lush, green grounds that provide a peaceful and safe learning environment, and a venue for various lessons on waste segregation, water-sampling, biodiversity, and more.
For inquiries, please contact the Administrative Services Division at (+632) 5805400 to 29 extension 1164.
Loreta N. Castro Peace Garden
Truly a Dark Green campus, the school inaugurated in 2013 a new garden celebrating former Miriam College President, Dr. Loreta N. Castro, who is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Peace Education. The Loreta N. Castro Peace Garden represents Dr. Castro’s leadership in the institution and significant impact to the larger community through her peace advocacy at the local and international levels. Dr. Castro was the third lay president of Miriam College appointed in 1986. After her term in 1997, she became the founding director of the Center for Peace Education. A reflection of her character, the Garden is a serene space for quiet reflection and peace dialogues. The inauguration was attended by members of Dr. Castro’s family, friends from peace networks, classmates from Maryknoll College 968, and members of the Miriam College community.
Garden of Gratitude and Promise
This garden was built in commemoration of the Maryknoll Sisters and was launched at the culmination of the Jubilee in January 2013. The Garden stands as a testament to the legacy left behind by the Maryknoll Sisters to the school’s history.
The planning and landscaping of the Garden of Gratitude and Promise, spearheaded by Sister Marisa Lichauco, M.M., is one of the Maryknoll Sisters’ gardens sprouting around the world on the congregation’s 100th year. Enveloped by tropical Heliconias and various flowering plants, the “Serenity Garden” provides a calm and quiet place for reflection as well as relaxation away from the busy pace of the rest of the campus. The garden is located behind the Maryknoll Sisters Mausoleum which was built in the 1950s to provide a final resting place for the sisters in the Philippines and also for close friends and supporters who have been part of the formation, administration, and educational system of the Maryknoll Mission and of Miriam College.
Mollie's Garden is a production garden with initial funding from Maryknoll College Class ’68. Mollie Rogers, later called Sr. Mother Mary Joseph, MM, is the founder of Maryknoll. She was a great cook who grew her own spices and vegetables. Mollie’s Garden is envisioned to provide students and Miriam employees experiential learning on food sustainability and climate change adaptation. It has a learning program that also incorporates the science and advocacy for healthy, low-carbon food choices. Mollie’s garden facilitates incorporating research in club activities while intensifying collaboration between the ESI and the academic units. It aims to develop in the students the appropriate lifestyle for a changing environment. Located at the back of ESI, it is very accessible to students who can work on the vegetable beds, composting facilities, and several garden pockets: pizza garden, herbal garden, pakbet garden and vegetable trellis plots. It also has a work area where students can experiment on preparing food using ingredients harvested from the garden. Mollie’s Garden is maintained by different organizations and academic units that have adopted their own set of plots. All the harvests are sold to the MC community and the proceeds are used to sustain the garden.
This area was donated by the High School Class of '58. It's located near the Our Lady's Court at the Higher Education Unit.