Visiting & Tours

Outside of fundraising events there are three different ways to visit the garden and explore the wonders of an Olmsted Brothers design: Wanders, Open Days and Tours

New Membership Benefit in 2018 - Open Wanders on Tuesday and Friday
April - October: The garden is open for members and three guests to wander the grounds at will, take pictures, eat a picnic on the lawn or simply to sit and enjoy the sunshine and the shadows.

10:00 am, to 1:00 pm.
Keep an eye on the events page for special Wander days when something is in bloom that we think you really must see

Open Days: Check the website for opportunities to visit on the weekend when something special and seasonal is in bloom - one of those must see plants

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 to 2 hours and are held on the following days:

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

Please see our calendar for a list of scheduled tours and availability, and click on your preferred tour to make a reservation. The Dunn Gardens will contact you with a confirmation once a reservation has been made.

Reservations must be made in advance.

Admission: $10.00  (Admission Includes one pass for nonmembers to return for a 'Wander')

Payment: Credit Card on line, cash and check at the door

Service animals only permitted

2017 Groupon holders who were unable to visit will have their purchase of a tour honored in 2018

Group Reservation Policy

Reservations for a group of eight or more are to be made through the Dunn Gardens Office. 

Email: or

Phone: (206) 362-0933

Parking: Limited and carpooling is recommended. The parking lot cannot accommodate any vehicles larger than a passenger van.

Tours often book several weeks in advance, so give yourself plenty of time when scheduling. 

As the Gardens Trust office is not open every day, please allow a few days for a response to your request for reservations.

Location: The gardens are located approximately 10 miles north of downtown Seattle. 

See Map/Directions link under Contact Us in the navigation bar above.

Please email ( or call (206-362-0933) for further information.