From the Garden Blog

Published: 10/29/2017


In 2017, Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize in economics for pointing out that people frequently behave irrationally, but consistently so, when dealing with money.


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.

Donate to Dunn Gardens

Preservation of the Dunn Gardens is dependent on your generosity and we thank you for your support.
You can donate to the Dunn Gardens Endowment, General Funding, or for a specific purpose. Your gifts are tax-deductible.
Thank you.

Dunn Gardens Archive

The archive makes available the historic record of this cultural landscape and the enterprise of its conservation and interpretation.

What’s Happening Now!

Nonprofits, and Dunn Gardens is one, are now into the end of year appeal season. Our card has a picture of Jeanette Williams Dunn on the front this year for reasons explained inside. Do know that if you did not get a card it is possible for you to  donate  through our website. As always we are truly grateful for the support that is offered by our supporters. Truly. Grateful. Beth Weir explains in a blog the sweetness and mystery of giving.

Visiting & Tours

There are three different ways to visit the garden: Wanders, Open Days and Tours

Wanders:  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. 10:00 am, to 1:00 pm.
Keep an eye on the events page for special Wander days when something is in bloom that we think you really must see

Upcoming Events

December 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

First time offered. Join Dunn’s new Head Gardener, Mark Mosinski, for a holiday workshop celebrating the beauty of decorating with fresh greens.

December 10, 2017 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Escape the holiday bustle by visiting Dunn Gardens during its most quiet time of year. Lights, a bon fire, warm drinks, snacks, and our beautiful Celtic Spiral will leave you feeling peaceful and regenerated.

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

The first order of business in 2018, well pleasure actually

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