Another Friday, another beautiful garden to explore.
Today we visited the E.B. Dunn Historic Garden near the Highlands in Northwest Seattle. This garden is historic because it was designed by the Olmsted Brothers landscape firm and is the only Olmsted residential garden in the Northwest that is open to the public.
The garden was designed in 1915 for Arthur Dunn for the family summer cottage, in an area that at the time was rural.
Many "Heritage" trees planted in 1916 still stand on the ten acre property.
We arrived at the curators' cottage at a bit before 10:00 this morning to connect with our reserved tour. As I waited in the courtyard, bird song filled the air.
Rhododendrons were in their full glory, the old shrubs rising high above our heads.
With so many majestic trees to look up at, and so much going on at ground level, it was hard to take it all in.