From the Garden Blog

Published: 02/16/2017

I unexpectedly found the name of someone I am related to in the Seattle Times and felt odd.

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 The Dunn Gardens

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

Dunn Gardens Archive

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

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

March 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Gardeners have never enjoyed such ready access to the extraordinary diversity of American gardens, both historic and contemporary. From grand estates made during the Golden Age of American gardening, to modern, personal expressions of place and plants, to works that skirt the limits of what defines a garden.

March 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

It's getting to be time to think about putting your garden in shape!

March 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Since we have offered the Spring Preview Stroll we have begun to think it a necessary part of the year.


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