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.
The E.B. Dunn Historic Garden Trust is dedicated to conserving historically significant gardens in the Northwest. Specific purposes of the Garden Trust include: Conservation of the Dunn Gardens for use and enjoyment of the public; conservation of other historically significant gardens in the Northwest; and public education about the history, horticulture, restoration and preservation of gardens in the Northwest.
The Dunn Gardens is hosting an Open House for rhododendron lovers (and plain old garden lovers too!). Members and guests are invited to enjoy the beauty of the fresh, green season. The pictured rhododendron is one named after Ed.
Well-known garden writer, Marty Wingate, is also the Seattle-based author of The Garden Plot (Alibi, 2014), the first in the Potting Shed mystery series about an American gardener in England. The Garden Plot, Alibi, debu
Kia Ora: In the New Zealand Spring a group from the Dunn Gardens visited the North and South Islands and saw a breathtaking range of gardens.
If you have been on an estate garden tour of gardens you will know already this is a special and signature event offered by the Dunn Gardens. So special, in fact, we have had requests to plan another.