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 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
February 23, 2015 was a day made in heaven for little boys as it marked the first day of the “Road Project.” It was heralded by the noise of machines that move the earth around with their raw power—a spectacle that notably feeds the spirits and imaginations of little boys.
The Dunn Gardens Centennial Year
Please be sure to view the Centennial Video to learn more about The Dunn Gardens and its history.
Planning for the Dunn Gardens Centennial in 2015 has included formulating plans to sustain the Gardens over the next one hundred years. Click here for the complete Vision Statement.
Photographers, please read about our Centennial Garden Photo contest.
April 2. Put a ring around it. That is the date when the Dunn Gardens will be open for docent-led tours in our Centennial year.
Arthur and Edward Dunn’s Woodland Gardens: Vision for Pacific Northwest Gardens is the subject of the Dunn Gardens Centennial Lecture to be given by noted garden historian, David Streatfield.
Woody Wheeler is a master birder who has conducted bird watching classes in the Dunn Gardens so he is a known and admired quantity.
Rhododendrons are to be celebrated and that is what is happening at the annual Rhododendron Open Day in the Dunn Gardens. Come
and see which of our lovely rhododendrons are in their glory.
New: In 2015 the Dunn Gardens and Kruckeberg Botanic Garden will hold their first joint Members Lecture. The event is free and open to the membership and their guests of both gardens.