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.

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.

From the Garden Blog

Vintage Cars in the Gardens Posted Aug 01, 2015

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.

Tours last about 1.5 hours and are held on the following days:

  • Thursdays: 1 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. 

Reservations must be made in advance.

Admission: $10.00, $5 for seniors (65+)

The Dunn Gardens Centennial Year

Please be sure to view the Centennial Video to learn more about The Dunn Gardens and its history.

Preparation 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.

Upcoming Events

September 5, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Take advantage of this membership benefit.

October 3, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Our last Open Saturday of the season and your final opportunity to take advantage of this membership benefit!

October 25, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Save the date for a favorite thank you to members event in the Gardens. The Dunn celebrates the golden season with style and you will want to join us for the festivities . 


November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Save the Date: Vicik Scurri, an artist whose work relates to landscape and is an interdisciplinary designer will be offering the Fall Lecture. It is not to be missed.

December 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Jennifer Carlson, Haven Illustrated, LLC

Place: Dunn Gardens


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