Upcoming Events

Class: Garden Ornament - Concrete Leaf
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Enjoy an afternoon sipping ice tea and creating a beautiful concrete leaf that you will be able to enjoy in your own garden or house. The leaf will be of medium size (approx. 12" x 15" or so) and a pigmented color will be added to the concrete. Instructor Gayle Harris is also happy to tour you through her garden to provide inspiration for the art project you will be doing. Come dressed in jeans, bring an apron, or make sure to wear an old shirt. Please bring a pair of thin rubber gloves and wear comfortable shoes. 

 Gayle has been making concrete leaves and benches for the last fifteen year. She is an artist who works with many different media.  Class must have 4 participants to make. Size Limit: 8 participants     Cost: $100

New!!! Open Saturday
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

SOMETHING NEW at the DUNN GARDENS: An added Membership Benefit 

Members are welcome to visit and view​ the Dunn Gardens at their leisure the morning of 
August 16. Guests and nonmembers are also welcome for a donation.
Come and wander the grounds at your own pace, take a personal photographic tour, 
admire the summer blooms, and chat with a docent who can answer any questions. 
PLUS: Visitors will be eligible for a 20% discount off lunch at Seasons Cafe and Bakery at 
Swanson's Nursery the day of the visit to Dunn Gardens






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