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What's happening in the Bishop's Garden?

What's happening in the Bishop's Garden?
While Mother Nature has teased the arrival of spring later this month, it's still technically winter.  That doesn't mean that all of Bishop's Garden is hibernating.  Bishop's Gardener Addie Schopf highlights four of the lovely things that give our garden interest even when the days are short and cold.  Helleborus niger a.k.a. Christm...
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Pool of St. Catherine

Pool of St. Catherine
Bishop's Garden - Pool of St. CatherineDesigned by Florence Brown Bratenahl, founder of All Hallows GuildConstructed of Aquia Creek sandstone in the shape of a primitive crossDedicated in 1929 – a gift of the Lake Forest Garden Club of IllinoisThe pool is located in the Bishop's Garden and is placed at the west end of the Upper Perennial Border.&nb...
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Sandy Flowers

Let us introduce you to Director of Horticulture and Grounds Sandy Flowers....a most appropriate name for a "green thumb" who spends her days in and around our fabulous 59-acres of gardens, grounds and woodlands on the Cathedral Close. Sandy is a a DC/Metro-area local, born and raised in Fairfax County, Virginia, and she has a Master's Degree ...
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Garden Spotlight: Addie Schopf, Bishop's Gardener

Bishop's Gardener Addie is originally from Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University where she studied horticulture. Previously, she worked in public gardens in the Midwest before moving to the D.C. area in 2010. Most recently, she worked at Tudor Place in Georgetown. She spends her days in and around the Bishop's Garden…weeding, pruning, and l...
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Olmsted Woods - A "Forest Kindergarten" For Beauvoir Tots

Olmsted Woods - A "Forest Kindergarten" For Beauvoir Tots
During the fall, Beauvoir kindergarten classes took weekly visits to Olmsted Wood to make observational drawings and to take photographs. These observations were the basis for developing questions that the students would then try to answer through research. They went further by transforming their classroom play areas into models of the woods and th...
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