Mount Assisi Gardens at Schwab Estate

at Saint Francis University

  • Schwab Gardens

    Mount Assisi Gardens at the Schwab Estate

    Across from the main entrance to the University are the lush gardens of Mt. Assisi. Visitors can walk the Stations of the Cross under arbors of wisteria, sit quietly on a bench and ponder the goodness of God in nature, or light a candle at one of the two shrines.

    The gardens of the magnificent former Charles M. Schwab Estate (now Mount Assisi Friary) are open for public viewing from dawn to dusk. The Italian Renaissance style garden was created by Charles Wellford Leavitt Jr., a pioneering landscape engineer who also designed Forbes Field.

    To contact the Franciscan Friars in regards to the Gardens:  814-419-8841.

    View photos of the Mount Assisi Gardens at the Schwab Estate.