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Olmsted Woods Workday


March 30, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Join us for a Saturday Olmsted Woods workday on March 30 from 9:30 am until 11:30 am.

All are welcome to join All Hallows Guild, the Cathedral Horticulture staff, and members of the National Cathedral Creation Stewards in the Cathedral’s Olmsted Woods. We will be working to preserve this 5 acre urban forest by pulling invasive plant species.

Bring your garden gloves and wear sturdy shoes. We will meet near the George Washington equestrian statue on Pilgrim Road at 9:30 am.

The Olmsted Woods are the last vestige of an extensive oak and beech forest on Mount St. Alban – now the site of Washington National Cathedral and the three Cathedral Schools. All Hallows Guild restored the five-acre Olmsted Woods over a 10-year period, completed in 2008 at a cost of nearly three million dollars. Now the Woods include a stone footpath, the Pilgrim Way, a contemplative circle, native wildflowers and shrubs, and a host of migratory birds.

Olmsted Woods volunteers meet regularly from April to November on Wednesday mornings, and we welcome individuals and groups to join our efforts. Learn more by clicking HERE


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.


  • (202) 537-2937
  • ahg@allhallowsguild.org
  • 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016


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