The 57 acres surrounding Washington national Cathedral are a rich landscape tapestry

The grounds, known as the Cathedral Close, consist of cultivated gardens, 5 acres of oak and beech forest, a terraced outdoor amphitheater, athletic fields, and the landscaped grounds of the institutions and schools. The original plan for the Cathedral Close was developed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., from 1907-1927. Olmsted's design has endured because its main features continue to meet the aspirations of a Gothic-style cathedral while allowing the gardens and grounds to grow and develop to meet the needs of the 21st century.

Click on the Map or List to Explore 17 Areas of the Cathedral Close:

Main Cathedral Map

Main Cathedral Map
Bishop's Garden Bishop's Lawn and Borders Equestrian Statue of George Washington Olmsted Woods and the Pilgrim Way Robert C. Morton Border All Hallows Amphitheater Pilgrim Road Bed Glastonbury Thorn Peace Cross Landmark Memorial Sundial Phyllis Nitze Garden Kenney Garden Pollinator Garden Cathedral College Gardens Cathedral Garth West Front Oak Grove Baptistry

Bishop's Garden

Bishop's Garden

Bishop's Lawn and Borders

Equestrian Statue of George Washington

Olmsted Woods and the Pilgrim Way

Robert C. Morton Border

All Hallows Amphitheater

Pilgrim Road Bed

Glastonbury Thorn

Peace Cross

Landmark Memorial Sundial

Phyllis Nitze Garden

Kenney Garden

Pollinator Garden

Cathedral College Gardens

Cathedral Garth

West Front Oak Grove

Baptistry

  1. Bishop's Garden
  2. Bishop's Lawn and Borders
  3. Equestrian Statue of George Washington
  4. Olmsted Woods and the Pilgrim Way
  5. Robert C. Morton Border
  6. All Hallows Amphitheater
  7. Pilgrim Road Bed
  8. Glastonbury Thorn
  9. Peace Cross
  10. Landmark Memorial Sundial
  11. Phyllis Nitze Garden
  12. Kenney Garden
  13. Pollinator Garden
  14. Cathedral College Gardens
    1. Walker Fern Garden
    2. Cathedral College Cloister Garth pool
    3. Cathedral College Cloister Garth plaque
  15. Cathedral Garth
    1. North Garth Fountain
    2. All Souls Memorial Garden
  16. West Front Oak Grove
    1. Bishop John Thomas Walker Court
    2. West Front plantings and plaques
  17. Baptistry - Baptistry Pool and garden
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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.

WHO WE ARE

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.

CONTACT US

  • (202) 537-2937
  • (202) 537-2321
  • ahg@allhallowsguild.org
  • 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016

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