One of hands-down best garden parties of the year is coming up next Sunday, July 31, at the historic Dunn Gardens in north Seattle. Where better to showcase garden art, like this deer (left) by Georgia Gerber, than the woodland paths, ponds, and great lawn of this Olmsted designed garden? From mosaics to bronzes and glass, from affordable pieces to those we can only stand back and admire, the Dunn Gardens has assembled an impressive range of work by local artists, who will be at the event to meet, greet, and answer questions.
While you're there, be sure and go around back of the house to see the spectacular Curator's Garden begun by Doug Bayley years ago and finished off in vivid colors and sophisticated plants and art by the present curators Glenn Withey and Charles Price. This intimate, highly designed garden alone is worth the price of admission.
There's always such genuine enthusiasm and interesting people at this event, as well as music, wine and appetizers. And it's a chance to support both a treasured Northwest garden and local artists; this year's lineup includes Tony Angell, Georgia Gerber, Clare Dohna, Don Freeman, Jesse Kelly and Kim Merriman among many others; see examples of their work below.
The details: Sunday, July 31, 3-6 p.m., $30.00 per person (which goes to support the Dunn Gardens)
For more information, directions and reservations: Call (206) 362-0933 or go to the Dunn Gardens web page.
The Dunn Gardens are located at 13533 Northshire Rd NW in Seattle's Broadview neighborhood.
Glass by Jesse Kelly:
Mosaics by Clare Dohna
Painted box by Jared Nason