“Set in Stone” doesn’t mean Forever!

February 5, 2019 stonework Repairs Needed in the Gardens From the very early years of All Hallows Guild, our visionary leader, Florence Brown Bratenahl, had as her watchwords, “Historic Trees, Boxwood, Yew and Stone.” Indeed Mrs. Bratenahl wrote a booklet with this title in 1932, highlighting examples of all these materials on the Cathedral hillside. …

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Holiday Décor: Boxwood Blight and Safe Practices

December 8, 2018 With holiday decorating in full swing it is tempting to reach for beautiful boxwood clippings to augment fir and hemlock greens inside and outside our homes. The fragrance and vibrant green of boxwood are wonderful additions to swags and garlands, table trees and wreaths. Unfortunately, the current spread of boxwood blight is …

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Summer Horticulture Interns a Mutual Benefit

August 23, 2018   All Hallows Guild sponsors two or three garden interns each summer for a double mission: their  young and energetic work helps our staff during the intensive growing (and weeding) season, and they receive  both practical experience at our gardens and education through field trips to local public gardens and at horticulture …

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All Hallows Guild was founded in 1916 to provide for the care and beautification of the grounds of Washington National Cathedral. The Guild works closely with the horticultural staff to preserve this historic landscape and raises funds for renovation and renewal of the gardens.


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  • 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016


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