From the Garden Blog

Published: 03/17/2017

Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese Proverb

About the Gardens

The esteemed Olmsted Brothers Landscape firm designed the Dunn Gardens in 1915. One hundred years later the vision of the Gardens as a place of timeless grace has been realized. Notable features include naturalistic groupings of trees, broad lawns with borders of shrubs, and woodland walks.  Plants range from diminutive erythroniums to large rhododendrons and towering Douglas firs.


To conserve the Dunn Gardens for public enjoyment and education, and to promote the preservation of other Northwest gardens of historical and horticultural significance.

Donate to The Dunn Gardens

Preservation of the Dunn Gardens is dependent on your generosity. You can donate to the Dunn Gardens Endowment, General Funding, or for a specific purpose. Your gifts are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support.

Dunn Gardens Archive

The archive makes available the historic record of this cultural landscape and the enterprise of its conservation and interpretation.

Visiting & Tours

The Dunn Gardens are open to the public for docent-led guided tours. Our regular tour schedule runs from April 1 through July, and from September 1 through October. The gardens are closed in August and on those days on which special events are scheduled. Reservations must be made in advance. Admission: $10.00, $5 for seniors (65+)

Upcoming Events

April 11, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Woody Wheeler is a master birder who has conducted bird watching classes in the Dunn Gardens so he is a known and admired quantity - which is why he is coming back to teach a class.

April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 Members and their guests are invited to an Open Day when the rhododendrons are coming into their full glory.

April 30, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:30pm


It is with great pleasure we invite you to meet our new Director of Historic Preservation: Quill Teal-Sullivan.

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