From the Garden Blog

Published: 02/11/2018

My reaction in my youth to a prognosticator that I would, as an almost 70-year old woman, be working and living in a garden, would have been disbelief. But I am.

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.

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What’s Happening Now!

Pictured is Suzanne Edison, teacher of the upcoming March poetry series. Classes are to be held March 3, 10, 17 in the classroom. Focus is on life returning - Waking up in the garden: Writing Poems Alongside Nature. Poetry will be displayed and made available to visitors in celebration of poetry month in April. Check out the events page for more information, to see Suzanne's stellar credentials and to secure a spot in the classes. You will not be sorry.

Visiting & Tours

Outside of fundraising events there are three different ways to visit the garden and explore the wonders of an Olmsted Brothers design: Wanders, Open Days and Tours

New Membership Benefit in 2018 - Open Wanders on Tuesday and Friday
April - October: The garden is open for members and three guests to wander the grounds at will, take pictures, eat a picnic on the lawn or simply to sit and enjoy the sunshine and the shadows.

Upcoming Events

February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Best-selling author Marty Wingate shares her love of Britain in two mystery series, the Potting Shed books, featuring Pru Parke, a middle-aged American gardener transplanted from Texas to En

March 3, 2018 - 10:00am to March 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

New: A poetry series that begins March 3 and continues through March 12 and March the words of the teacher

March 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Since we have offered the Spring Preview Stroll, we have be

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