Stewards to the Garden & Grounds of the Cathedral Since 1916

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Celebrating 100 Years as Stewards to the Gardens and Grounds

of the Washington National Cathedral

All Hallows Guild was founded in 1916 by Florence Brown Bratenahl as the garden stewards to the lovely acreage surrounding Washington National Cathedral.  Mrs. Bratenahl’s mission to the gardens and grounds is alive and well today. The all-­volunteer Guild works closely with the horticultural staff to preserve and beautify this historic landscape. The Guild provides for the planting and removal of trees, shrubs, and perennials on the Close, and helps to develop landscape designs while keeping in mind the vision of Bishop Henry Yates Satterlee, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., and Florence Bratenahl – who sought to create gardens and grounds suitable for a Gothic cathedral.

In recent years, fundraising activities, membership dues, and memorial gifts have enabled the Guild to invest more than 6 million dollars to improve and maintain the 59 acres which comprise the Cathedral Close.

The celebration of the All Hallows Guild’s Centennial of stewardship to the gardens, grounds, and woodlands surrounding the Cathedral began in May 2016 with the 77th annual Flower Mart and continues as we look forward to our next century. We invite you to participate in this celebration and partner with us as we carry on the work of the All Hallows Guild for the next 100 years.

How can you support All Hallows Guild?

Visit the gardens and woods to experience the beauty and serenity that are free to the public and open year-­‐round. Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Centennial Events:

Visit the gardens and woods to experience the beauty and serenity that are free to the public and open year-­‐round. Thank you for your support! 

To view our full calendar of events click HERE

Read the Centennial Brochure!

View Photos from our Centennial Garden Day - September 25th, 2016

View Photos from our Centennial Bridges of Washington Boat Tour - October 23rd, 2016 

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