From the Garden Blog

Published: 05/30/2017

“I have an idea.”

The sentence is a frequent one Zsolt utters

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

What’s Happening Now

New—The Tuesday Wander: As of June 6, the Dunn Gardens will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm every Tuesday. Members and their guests, up to a party of four, are invited to stroll about at their leisure, enjoy the scenery, the blooms of the moment and take photographs. All we ask is that visitors check in at the office upon arrival. Dogs are not permitted. Call the office (206 362 0933) or email for further information. 



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 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

It is with great pleasure we invite you to meet our new Director of Historic Preservation: Quill Teal-Sullivan.

Enjoy a walk around an historic garden with an exceptionally knowledgeable guide.

July 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

Save the Date: Sunday, July 16th, 1 to 5 pm

Join your friends on The Great Lawn of The Dunn Gardens for a lively afternoon of music, beer & wine, and a picnic lunch.

July 30, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Last year visitors told us that the afternoon spent in the Dunn Gardens with Theater Schmeater should happen again. And so it will. This year Theater Schmeater will be performing the classic "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."

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