Upcoming Events

Open for Tours
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to Friday, October 31, 2014 - 3:00pm

The Dunn Gardens is open for docent-led tours across the      
months of September and October.

Thursday: 1:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am                                                             

Please sign up to enjoy perhaps the loveliest season                    
of the year. 

We look forward to showing off our beautiful 
Olmsted-Brothers designed garden






Jennifer Carlson's Cottage Style Arranging Class
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Please join us for this demonstration and popular hands-on class. Learn how to arrange greens, flowers and seed pods from your garden into a casual cottage style organic bouquet. Basic floral design prinicplesand hand outs will be provided. 

Please bring pruning shears or floral scissors if you have them to make your own take-away bouquet. Class numbers will be limited so register early.

Price: $12:00 for members  $15:00 for non-members


About the Teacher: Jennifer Carlson is an illustrator, landscape designer, and urban farmer.  She has degrees in both art and in landscape architecture. Since the 1970’s she has planned and implemented many organic gardens in the Pacific Northwest.  She has lived and studied sustainable gardening practices while residing outside the U.S., in Nepal, Yugoslavia, and Germany.

Jennifer is now based in Seattle, where she teaches classes in low-maintenance plant selection, sustainable landscape design, hen keeping and many other classes.  Her company Haven Illustrated, LLC specializes in sustainable landscape design such as rainwater harvesting, green roofs, rain gardens, and urban agriculture.

She organizes and leads garden tours of her family’s demonstration garden and has written articles about organic garden design and seasonal activities and crafts for Farmer’s Almanac TV. Her garden has been featured in local and national magazines as a well as a PBS program for public TV.



Fall Foliage Festival
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Fall Foliage Festival is a loved event by Dunn Supporters who believe the Dunn is at its best in the autumn. Our Membership Thank You Event

Free for members

Non-Members:  $10   Family: $20  Donation Requested

Or Entry Free with a 2015 Membership  


Cottage Style Flower Arranging Class in Winter
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Please join us for this popular and hands-on class with Jennifer Carlson. Learn how to arrange greens, flowers, seed pods, and cones from your winter garden in a casual cottage-style arrangement for your holiday table. Basic floral design principles and handouts will be provided. Please bring pruning shears or floral scissors if you have them to make your own arrangements.

Class numbers will be limited so register early!

Price: $12.00 for members  $15.00 for nonmembers






Garden Books Galore
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:00am

Gayle Richardson's talk about garden books will be full of  ideas, plenty
enough to get you through the winter. 

About Gayle: After working 31 years a a librarian, Gayle Richardson
figures she  can recommend the perfect book to just about anybody. 
Her own stack of must-get-to-soon titles numbers in the thousands
these days.  But she can tell you almost exactly how much she has read
since 1981—the year she started keeping a list of books read.  This is
a practice she recommends highly to everyone, including children.  In
addition to reading, her interests include gardening (she's just come
off nine years on the Northwest Perennial Alliance board), traveling
(she's been to several 'ends' of the earth, and has another in her sights)
and working on a wide range of projectsfor her 1923 Seattle bungalow.

Doesn't Gayle sound like someone readers should meet? 

A warm drink will be served at 6:30 pm

Make your reservation: $10.00 Members, $12:00 Nonmembers

Better yet become a member and save!

Getting to Know Your Backyard Birds with Woody Wheeler
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Woody Wheeler is a master birder who has conducted bird watching classes in the Dunn Gardens before so he is a known and admired quantity.

The class consists of half presentation and half field experience. Featured are images of common birds, tips on identifying them, and recognizing their songs and calls. A list of good birding spots, recommendedfield guides, optics, and bird feeders will be provided. The class will go outside and search for birds in the Dunn Gardens. Expect to see up to 20 species.

Dress for the weather and plan for a fun, stimulating morning. This class comes with a warning that you may get hooked on this popular pasttime. Class advised to bring binoculars. Some will be available.

 Become a Dunn Gardens member and save!                                                                                                                                                                         

Cost: Members: $10:00 Nonmembers $12:00