In 2011, a crane brought in to repair earthquake damage to the Washington National Cathedral toppled in a storm, crushing parts of the venerable Bishop’s Garden, a favorite of professional gardeners and landscape designers. But the trauma has presented a valuable opportunity to revitalize the garden, which opened to the public in the 1920s.
Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and Florence Bratenahl, the Bishop's Garden sits on the south side of the Washington National Cathedral. Created as an enclave for the bishop of Washington, it opened to the public in the late 1920s and has been a favorite spot for Washingtonians since. This picture is from 2010. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post Buy Photo