Stewards to the Garden & Grounds of the Cathedral Since 1916

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  • Gallery Wall
  • Gallery Walk
  • Centennial Celebration! Stewards to the Gardens since 1916
  • Flower Mart Friday & Saturday
    May 5 & 6, 2017
  • Tea & Tour Every Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Garden & Woods Tours Explore the Bishop's Garden & The Olmsted Woods

Important Information

Join All Hallows Guild or Give the Gift of Membership
Membership not only supports the gardens and grounds surrounding the Washington National Cathedral, but it also provides you with access to the inside of the Cathedral. Members (and a guest) with a current Guild membership card will not be charged the Cathedral's admission fee. Click HERE to join using our online form.
If you missed our Annual Meeting

Thank you to our guest speaker - Michael Vergason, who has served as the principal landscape designer for the Cathedral Close for the past 2 decades.  If you would like to read the All Hallows Guild 2016 Annual Report click HERE

All Hallows Guild Through the Years

View our Centennial Video highlighting the history and accomplishments of the All Hallows Guild  

Our Centennial

2016 is the Guild's 100th year and a Centennial Campaign is underway to celebrate this milestone.  A "Wish List" of improvements to the ground has been developed by our Garden Committee.  To explore how you can become a part of this historic initiative on behalf of all 59 acres of the Cathedral's gardens, grounds and woodlands click HERE  or  click to VIEW OUR CENTENNIAL BROCHURE

 

The Beginnings - the Bishop's Garden

The Bishop's Garden was completed in 1926. Quite an accomplishment when you look at the beginning - planting of the boxwood. Note, the Cathedral is under construction - the Bishop's Garden was planted on the construction site. To see what the Garden looks like today, view now.

 
 

Who We Are - The Garden Guild of Washington National Cathedral

Florence Brown Bratenahl, wife of the Dean of the Cathedral, formed All Hallows Guild in 1916 to provide for “the care and beautification of the cathedral close.” The name hallows the land on which the Cathedral was built, the life of Bishop Satterlee, and gifts in memory of loved ones.

Today, All Hallows Guild has over 500 members and a 30-member governing board of directors which meets monthly, September through June. It submits an annual report to the PECF Board of Trustees and is part of the audited financial statement of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the District of Columbia.  The Guild is an all-volunteer and non-profit organization.  For an overview of All Hallows Guild and its activities, read or download our brochure, click here