Bishop's Garden

Terraced into the south side of Mt. St. Alban, the walled Garden is visited by thousands every year. It is the most intensely cultivated part of the 59-acre Cathedral Close - land that once was the home and garden of George Washington's registrar of the US Treasury.


Olmsted Woods & Amphitheater

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.


Cathedral Close

The 59 acres surrounding the Washington National Cathedral are a rich landscape tapestry. The grounds, know as the Cathedral Close, consist of cultivated gardens (the Bishop’s Garden), 5 acres of oak and beech forest (the Olmsted Woods), athletic fields, and the landscaped grounds of the institutions and schools.

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Gardens Growing

Partner with us to ensure that the 59 acres of gardens and grounds surrounding Washington National Cathedral continue to be a haven of peace and refreshment in the midst of the Nation’s Capital.