Florence Bratenahl at her drawing table
Florence Bratenahl and Sons
The Bratenahl Sons, Charles & Alexander
Bishop Satterlee and early Cathedral Founders
Mrs. Bratenahl enlisted the help of all ages to be benefactors to the Cathedral landscape.
Laying of Cathedral Foundation Stone, 1907
This drawing of the Bishop's Garden shows basic design and many refinements by Olmsted Brothers, as modified and brought to completion by Florence Brown Bratenahl. With its carefully placed fruit trees, many herb plantings, and enclosing wall it is a map of Olmsted's conception of an ancient seeming garden that was planted and embellished thanks to the leadership, knowledge, successful fund-raising and tremendous energy of Mrs. Bratenahl.
Original layout plan of Washington National Cathedral Close drawn by Mr. Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. 1924-192
Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.
Mrs. Bratenahl in the Garden
Florence Bratenahl addressing AHG in Bishop’s Garden, 1923
Beginnings of the Bishop's Garden: here boxwood is being planted.