The Maryland Native Plant Society

The Maryland Native Plant Society

Flower Mart

  • 05/06/2022
  • 05/07/2022
  • Washington National Cathedral (Washington DC)

An irresistible array of festival foods, children’s rides and games, artisanal & boutique gifts and, of course, herbs & flowers, will once again fill the grounds of Washington National Cathedral. Since 1939, this festival of flowers and fun will celebrate All Hallows Guild’s centennial of service to the 59 acres of gardens and grounds around Washington National Cathedral celebrating our theme: “Haven of Peace.” 

WHERE: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues, N.W. 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

Parking in the Cathedral garage, and shuttle buses run from Tenleytown Metro both days. Any #30 series bus and Old Town Trolley stops in front of the Cathedral.

For more information: Carrie Tydings at 301/651-3808 or
website at The grounds surrounding Washington National Cathedral were originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. as a “haven of peace and refreshment”—an oasis within the city.  In 1919, Mr. Olmsted spoke eloquently about the “great charm of approaching the Cathedral through and up a wooded hillside, leaving the city far behind and below. Helping one to forget the hurly-burly and busy-ness of a work-a-day world must be taken advantage of to the fullest extent."

All Hallows Guild is the volunteer-led organization that raises funds for the care and maintenance of the Cathedral grounds, and Flower Mart is its primary fundraiser.

Flower Mart 2022 News

  • All Hallows Guild Tent: A fascinating look back at All Hallows Guild’s over 100 years of stewardship to the gardens and grounds surrounding the Cathedral and information about how you can support the work of All Hallows Guild.
  • For Plant Lovers & Gardeners: Flower District on the Cathedral’s front lawn.  Premier Plants, sponsored by All Hallows Guild, will stock even more annuals, perennials, locally grown herbs, and more. You’ll find vendors with bonsai, floral arrangements, cut blooms, garden pottery, and gardening accessories. The talented and knowledgeable Cathedral horticulture staff will be on hand to answer your gardening questions and will be conducting information sessions and demonstrations throughout Flower Mart.
  • Our 1890’s Antique Traveling Carousel (one of the last 2 remaining in the country):  Our century-old carousel, now on the National Register of Historic Places, is a favorite of young and old. Lovingly restored over a 20-year period, each hand-painted animal is a work of art with special significance. Open and running both days of Flower Mart.
  • Vendors Galore: Flower Mart offers unique shopping featuring more than 70 vendors offering everything from artwork to clothes to one-of-a-kind gifts – perfect for Mother’s Day and graduations.
  • Two Daughters continue the Puppet Show: A Flower Mart children’s favorite! Always creative, whimsical, and delightful.
  • International Floral Displays:  Held in the majesty of the Cathedral nave – Countries and Embassies will present gorgeous floral displays that tell each country’s story.
  • White Elephant Tent: It’s back and bigger than ever on the North Lawn.
  • Children’s Used Book Sale: New this year!  Add to your favorite child’s library. 
  • Passport DC: Get your passport stamped at the Passport DC tent.

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