How the Bishop’s Garden Remains a Showstopper

December 1, 2020 A college student working on a project in the Bishop’s Garden recently asked All Hallows Guild for information about garden practices, pest control, and maintenance. This prompted the editors to interview Ms. Adrienne Schopf, staff horticulturist for the Bishop’s Garden. Her responses reveal not only the constant work necessary to maintain this …

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In Memoriam

July 31, 2020 All Hallows Guild has recently lost two extraordinary and dedicated members. Remembering Kimmarie Brown Jamison and Hilda Hutchins McCollum – individuals of amazing capability and generous spirit. Kimmarie Brown Jamison Kimmarie Brown Jamison of Washington, DC, attended Spelman College. As a full-time DC government employee and mother of three children attending Cathedral …

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Restricted Hours for Bishop’s Garden

June 9, 2020 We never want to see these signs closing off the Bishop’s Garden from visitors. Our wish is to share the beauty with all who come to find peace, serenity, and nature’s gifts in the shadow of the cathedral. Extraordinary circumstances make this temporary limited closure necessary. Coronavirus Side Effects For two weeks …

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How the Bishop’s Garden Gave us Loyal Volunteers

March 10, 2020 This is a story about a chance meeting, a growing connection to the Bishop’s Garden, a wedding, and a commitment to each other and to working to keep the cathedral grounds as beautiful as they were on their wedding day.  Aaron Polacek and Rachel Noteware were married in the Bishop’s Garden four …

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Making the Bishop’s Garden’s Ancient Stones Safer

October 20, 2019 The Stone and brick walkways and steps of the Bishop’s Garden are irregular and uneven. Stones were retrieved from abandoned plantations in Maryland and Virginia nearly a century ago to place here. When they were first used on those plantations in the early years of this country only hand methods of dressing …

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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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