Bishop’s Garden Tour

a walled Garden for a Gothic cathedral

The design of the Bishop's Garden incorporates plants of historical interest and plants of the Bible and Christian legends. Medieval sculpture serve as focal points and backdrops to the plantings. The Bishop's garden was completed in 1928, and rededicated in 2013 following a major restoration and replanting. The Bishop's Garden continues to evolve as plantings are replaced to accommodate a changing climate.

Click The Map or list Below To Explore 14 Areas Of The Bishop's Garden:

For a complete audio version of the Bishop's Garden tour, use the player below to listen online or download the tour to your mobile device:

Help us Keep the
Gardens Growing

Partner with us to ensure that the 57 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.


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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