Sculpture Conservation in the Bishop's Garden
The Bishop’s Garden is home to a number of 15th-century bas-reliefs and a Carolingian-era baptismal font. Time and atmospheric exposure have taken their toll on our sculpture, and these unique garden elements now require proper conservation care. In 2016, All Hallows Guild engaged conservation professionals to survey the sculpture of the garden and six artifacts have been prioritized for care. All Hallows Guild is funding this project at a cost of $20,000, and the conservation work will run October 1 through October 12, 2018.
All Hallows Guild Collaborates on Sayre House Garden
The gardens of Sayre House now look like something appropriate for the Cathedral Close grounds - rather than the construction site they have been for many months. The All Hallows Guild Garden Committee collaborated with our outstanding horticulturists to transform the space into a very promising, though still incomplete, garden landscape suitable for the Cathedral Dean and his family.
Flower Mart 2018 in the News
In addition to being featured as one of the Washinton Post's Weekend "Best Bets", Flower Mart received television news coverage from NBC Washington and Fox 5 DC's Good Day DC and Evening Newscast.
Flower Mart was also featured in many online publications - including WTOP's Top Spring Events in DC, Trip Savvy, Cultural Tourism DC, and Metro Weekly. Flower Mart, once again made BiZBash's list of DC's Top 100 Events of the year!
Ten Questions for our Director of Horticulture
Use the link below to read the article from the Winter 2018 issue of Cathedral Age. Sandy Flowers, Director of Grounds and Horticulture for the Washington National Cathedral, answers questions about her work in the gardens.
All Hallows Guild Garden 2017 Garden Projects
All Hallows Guild was founded in 1916 to provide for the care and beautification of the gardens and grounds of Washington National Cathedral. The Guild raises funds to accomplish this mission though membership dues and donations as well as through its fundraising activities.
As we began our second century, the Guild worked with the Cathedral’s Horticulture staff on numerous projects
Sculpture of Pan returns to the Garden
Our little sculpture of Baby Pan, made of bronze and sculpted by Edith Parsons, was for years guarding the entrance to the Guild’s Herb Cottage Gift Shop. Following the 2011 earthquake, Pan was grievously wounded when a crane toppled over on South Road. He was sent to Los Angeles for resuscitation, and was returned to us intact and shiny. He has been living in a crate in the Facilities Building until the Guild had a proper spot for his new home.