A Sad Farewell - A New Beginning
All Hallows Guild announces with sadness that after nearly eight decades, the custodianship of the Herb Cottage will transfer back to Washington National Cathedral. This has been a trying time while the Cottage on South Rd. has been closed for repairs and the Cathedral Chapter and PECF Trustees explore the possibilities of using the century old building for a cafe. We wish to thank the Washington community for their long-time support and assure our friends and supporters that while we are disappointed, we are looking to the future with optimism. The Guild will carefully explore relocating to another location on the Cathedral Close that will retain the same charm of the original Herb Cottage.
As you know, the Cottage has opened an annex shop in the B-2 level of parking garage. Come see us - we have all the same wonderful gifts and new spring offerings. (Open 10-5 daily) For information, read more>.
||A delightful gift shop next to the Bishop’s Garden. Gifts for every occasion. |
Located in the former one hundred year-old baptistry on the South Road of Washington National Cathedral Close.
Proceeds from Gift Shop Sales Benefit the Cathedral’s Gardens & Grounds.
View our great variety of gifts: Gifts Gallery >>
In The News - About The Relocation:
The Herb Cottage on South Road is closed and will remain closed due to the Cathedral's re-purposing the building for a cafe. To read about the latest news about the Cottage, read the NW Current's front page story, click here >>
Linda Earl, former Asst. Director of the Cottage wrote this letter on page 9 to the editor of the NW Current, read here>>
and further read, Jamie Stiehm's thoughtful opinion piece in the Washington Post, click here>>
This website will continue to have the latest developments on the relocation of the Herb Cottage and a possible new location for the Shop on the Cathedral close retaining much of its charm.