Stewards to the Garden & Grounds of the Cathedral Since 1916

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  • Flower Mart Friday & Saturday
    May 6 & 7, 2016
  • Tea & Tour Every Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Garden & Woods Tours Explore the Bishop's Garden & The Olmsted Woods
  • Gift Shop Gifts available at select shows and soon, online!

Important Information

New Horticulture Directors Named

Congratulations to Sandy Flowers, new Director of Horticulture, and Evan Johnson, Assistant Director of Horticulture, of the Washington National Cathedral.

Follow Our New Blog

The Guild Garden Girl will be blogging lively information about the Gardens and Woods at Washington National Cathedral, Flower Mart, Tea & Tour and more. View now.

Herb Cottage Gifts

Our Herb Cottage Gift Shop closed at the end of June, but we will return as a vendor at the Flower Mart in May!   New from Herb Cottage Gifts:  Boxed gift soaps in lavender, lemon verbena, and wildflower. Great any occasion gifts! Other popular gifts from the "old" Herb Cottage may be found in the Gifts Gallery on the Gift Shop or Herb Cottage page.

Our Centennial

2016 is the Guild's 100th year and a Centennial Campaign is planned to celebrate this milestone.  A "Wish List" of improvements to the grounds is being formulated by our Garden Committee and ways to further endow the landscape with lasting gifts will be part of our year-long program.  Flower Mart 2016 will use this theme to "kick off" our centennial of fun, interesting and informative events.  This website and social media outlets will continue to update our friends and donors with ways in which they can be part of this historic initiative on behalf of all 59 acres of the Cathedral's gardens, grounds and woodlands.

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