The Garth – Peaceful, Secluded Courtyard

The Garth - Secluded Courtyard at the National Cathedral in Washington DC

The Garth - Secluded Courtyard at the National Cathedral in Washington DC

The Garth is a cloistered area on the north side of the Washington National Cathedral toward the east end of the building. The enclosed area is more or less in the shape of an irregular pentagon. Toward the center is a tiered, vertical metal fountain with what resembles a stylized, open flower blossom at the top. In temperate weather the fountain provides the gentle sounds of splashing and gurgling water.

Splashing Garth Fountain In a Cloistered Area of the National Cathedral in Washington DC

Splashing Garth Fountain In a Cloistered Area of the National Cathedral in Washington DC

Click National Cathedral to see the StationStart.com entry about the Cathedral and its location.

The Washington National Cathedral is located at 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Garth at the Washington National Cathedral.

Closest Metro Station: Cleveland Park on the Red Line is the nearest Metro Station to the Washington National Cathedral, but it is about eight-tenths of a mile away. That’s the approximate straight line distance rather than the actual walking or driving distance.

Lost Symbol by Dan Brown: Dan Brown describes the Garth as a massive, walled-in courtyard. The Garth is mentioned in Chapter 87.


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