From the Garden Blog

Published: 12/11/2017

The end of the year is time to gather up the memories of the past year and we have our share in the Dunn Gardens.

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.

What’s Happening Now!

Hot off the press, just in time for the New Year: 2018 Dunn Gardens Calendars! These make wonderful gifts for friends and family. Share the beauty of Dunn Gardens with those who unfortunately for them, do not live in the glorious Pacific Northwest! The calendars will be available at the Winter Solstice for a donation of $10, $15 if you need us to mail it to you. Call (206) 362 0933 and talk to Carolyn if you should wish to purchase one. Better yet, add in a useful and attractive Dunn Gardens mug.

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

February 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Save the Date for Something New: 

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

The first order of business in 2018, well pleasure actually

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

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