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The Bratenahl Sons, Charles & Alexander
 
Cathedral Close Plan by Florence Bratenahl, 1930
 
Florence Bratenahl at her drawing table
     
 
Florence Bratenahl and Sons
 
Bishop Satterlee and early Cathedral Founders
 
Florence Bratenahl addressing AHG in Bishop’s Garden, 1923
     
 
Laying of Cathedral Foundation Stone, 1907
 
Joseph Nourse
 
This drawing of the Bishop's Garden shows basic design and many refinements by Olmsted Brothers, as modified and brought to completion by Florence Brown Bratenahl. With its carefully placed fruit trees, many herb plantings, and enclosing wall it is a map of Olmsted's conception of an ancient seeming garden that was planted and embellished thanks to the leadership, knowledge, successful fund-raising and tremendous energy of  Mrs. Bratenahl

     
 
Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.
 
Mrs. Bratenahl in the Garden
 
Mrs. Bratenahl enlisted the help of all ages to be benefactors
to the Cathedral landscape.
     
 
 Original layout plan of Washington National Cathedral Close drawn by Mr. Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.
1924-1925
Beginnings of the Bishop’s Garden
Here boxwood is being planted.
Directors of the Herb Cottage,
1976-2013
Left to right: Cheryl Loewe (present), Carol Hester, Laura Felt, Kay Brown (AHG HC Chair, 1988-2009), Anne Haines, Susan Howard. (missing from photo Janice Molchon)
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