E.B. Dunn Historic Garden Trust Programs
Proper maintenance of the gardens is top priority. Curators Charles Price and Glenn Withey work with the board conservation committee to ensure adherence to the spirit of the Olmsted plans and simultaneously build a sustainable, vibrant plant collection.
Education efforts are ongoing with a strong docent training program, classes, workshops, lectures, and outreach displays in the community. Volunteers work in the gardens, both informally and through organized groups (Seattle Works).
The Dunn Gardens work to be a model premier destination garden, in the forefront of a regional movement to conserve significant gardens of the Northwest. "Rooted in history and growing to the future"
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
2009 Recognition by Mayor Nickels for participation in Alaska Yukon Exposition Centennial Celebrations. 2008 Charles Payton Award for Cultural Advocacy by Association of King County Historical Organizations. 2008 Trillium Heritage Award from Shoreline Historical Museum for outstanding heritage efforts.
Funding is needed to support preservation of Heritage Trees and fine plant collections, maintenance of aging structures, construction of resource center, and outreach and education objectives.