The Bishop’s Garden
Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral The 59 acres surrounding Washington, D.C.’s National Cathedral were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and include the formal Garden, Olmsted Woods, and more. Visiting the beautiful and relaxing Bishop’s Garden and Cathedral Grounds are always open, and free.
Bishop’s Garden The original plan of the Cathedral Close was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., in 1907-1927, at the time of the building of the Cathedral apse and the excavation for the nave foundations. He worked with the Cathedral architects to design the roads, the site the buildings and design the Bishop’s Garden.