Rose Garden

No. 5 On The Map

Rose Garden

The Rose Garden’s flower beds border a rectangular area of lawn in the center of the Bishop’s Garden. It forms an axis between the Hortulus and the Wayside Cross. The Rose Garden was a part of the 1926 Olmsted design for the Bishop’s Garden.

In 1961 the Rose Garden’s planting beds were redesigned and newer hybrids were introduced. Roses of many colors now bloom from May to November. On the outside perimeter of the Rose Garden, a brick walkway surrounds the flower beds – where benches are placed to allow visitors to sit and enjoy this sunny spot in the garden.

At the end of Rose Garden lawn, directly opposite the Hortulus, stands the Wayside Cross.

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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