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.
From the Garden Blog
The Meaning of a Garden
Beth Weir, our own Executive Director, has written an e-book on gardens which is now available for the Amazon Kindle at $2.99. Go to the Kindle Store for more information or to purchase this e-book. Proceeds benefit the Dunn Gardens.
Enjoy an afternoon sipping ice tea and creating a beautiful concrete leaf that you will be able to enjoy in your own garden or house. The leaf will be of medium size (approx. 12" x 15" or so) and a pigmented color will be added to the concrete.
SOMETHING NEW at the DUNN GARDENS: An added Membership Benefit
Please join us for this demonstration and popular hands-on class. Learn how to arrange greens, flowers and seed pods from your garden into a casual cottage style organic bouquet. Basic floral design prinicplesand hand outs will be provided.
The Fall Foliage Festival is a loved event by Dunn Supporters who believe the Dunn is at its best in the autumn. Our Membership Thank You Event
Free for members
Non-Members: $10 Family: $20 Donation Requested
Please join us for this popular and hands-on class with Jennifer Carlson. Learn how to arrange greens, flowers, seed pods, and cones from your winter garden in a casual cottage-style arrangement for your holiday table.