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.

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.


To conserve the Dunn Gardens for public enjoyment and education, and to promote the preservation of other Northwest gardens of historical and horticultural significance.

From the Garden Blog

Moles and the Thankful Season. Posted Nov 16, 2016

Given we are closing in on the “thankful season,” I uttered my appreciation out loud this week for the particular benefit of working in a garden.

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

November 16, 2016 (All day) to April 5, 2017 (All day)

The Dunn Gardens is closed for the winter but will reopen for tours: Thursday,  April 6.

December 11, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Open Sunday: Winter Garden Stroll


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