From the Garden Blog

Published: 05/17/2017

Let’s start with transparency. This blog is a shameless pitch about an upcoming musical event at the Dunn Gardens.  I could dance about with notions of how music and gardens complement each other and always have. But, having taken a vow of transparency I’ll take the direct route.

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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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+)

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Upcoming Events

June 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Open Saturday: A time for members and guests to wander the grounds at leisure. Bring you camera, your children, your mother-in-law, and a neighbor for a stroll about the grounds.

June 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:30pm
July 16, 2017 (All day)

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

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