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.

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.


The E.B. Dunn Historic Garden Trust is dedicated to conserving historically and horticulturally 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

Being Lawned Posted Feb 05, 2016

Lawn is a noun and means an area of short, mown grass.

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

June 26, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you have been on a Dunn Gardens Estate Garden Tour you know this is a signature event offered by the Dunn.

February 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join Zsolt Lehoczky, head groundsman at the Dunn Gardens, in a two-hour class learning practices to prepare a garden
appropriately for the spring season.

February 21, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Winter Garden Stroll: The first order of business in 2016 is to welcome in the snowdrops and the promise of life returning.

March 12, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Yoga instructor Theresa Elliott, an avid gardener, teaches easy yoga preparations to help you before, during, and after gardening.


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