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

At a recent Dunn Gardens fundraising event, patrons were enchanted by a retrospective of artistic endeavors from Cornish College of the Arts.

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.

May 4, 2016 - 10:00am to May 25, 2016 - 11:00am
The Dunn Gardens is offering a Series of Classes each Wednesday in May with a Central Theme of Sustainable Landscape Design 
May 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Leave your trowel at home and bring your gardening friends on a pleasant day trip to visit two of
Seattle's finest gardens in the city's north end.


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