All Hallows Guild

The Shadow House by Beth Cowie

All Hallows Guild was founded in 1916 to provide for the care and beautification of the gardens and grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. The Guild’s mission is to maintain the gardens and grounds as a haven of peace and refreshment in the midst of the Capital City.

The Guild works closely with the Cathedral horticultural staff to preserve and beautify this historic landscape by providing for the planting and removal of trees, shrubs, perennials and hardscape on the Close. They work 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 a landscape 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 Cathedral gardens and grounds.


    All Hallows Amphitheater at Olmsted Woods by Beth Cowie

    Bishop's Garden by Beth Cowie

    The Cathedral by Beth Cowie


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