Mission San Luis Rey Inner Garden

Main Tour Map

You exit the museum into Peyri Court (area #2 above). The court is an inner garden dedicated to Padre Antonio Peyri who guided the development of the Mission from founding through secularization.
Padre Peyri
Picture taken 10:55am 22 Jul 2002
Peyri Court
Picture taken 11:20am 22 Jul 2002
St. Francis in Peyri Court
Picture taken 11:20am 22 Jul 2002
As you work your way into the courtyard you will pass by a statue of Saint Francis and several fountains.

At the back of the courtyard, near the entrance to the room that shows a video about the Mission, is a nice cactus garden.

Do spend the 12 minutes or so to watch the Mission video. It is interesting and informative. The room in which the video is shown also contains a number of pictures of the Mission at various points in history as well as a wonderful painting that effectively respresents key selections from the entire Bible.
Bible Painting
Picture taken 11:40am 22 Jul 2002

After watching the video and exploring the room, exit back into the Peyri Court and go back to the front of the courtyard. Turn left toward the sacred garden but stop in the archway between the two areas. There you will find some displays including a brandy still and two different models of the Mission. One of these contains drawings of the Mission at various stages in its development.

Brandy Still
Picture taken 11:15am 22 Jul 2002
Mission Model
Picture taken 11:15am 22 Jul 2002
Mission Model
Picture taken 11:15am 22 Jul 2002

Beyond the archway is the inner sacred garden. You are not allowed into the garden itself but do have a nice view of it from the allowed viewing area as you can see from the panorama of three pictures shown here.


Picture taken 11:15am 22 Jul 2002